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The online journal of Vermont filmmaker, Bill Simmon.

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Technology Will Save Us All

For Emily’s birthday, I got her a nifty little device that really tugs on my techno-utopian bone. It’s called a Fitbit, and it’s a little doo-hickey that you carry around that contains a 3-D motion tracking accelerometer (sort of like a Wii controller) that infers all sorts of things about your behavior, and then generates [...]

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Dumb Side of the Moon

So the plot of Transformers Dark of the Moon is that in 1961 a ship carrying special Transformers technology that could help win the Cybertron war crashed on the Earth’s moon, was noticed by observers on Earth (in the US and USSR), who then had a space race to get to the moon and see [...]

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