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The Lesson Of The SONY Hack: We Should All Jump To The 'Erasable Internet'
Frhad Manjoo, The New York Times | The 'Erasable Internet' | December 18, 2014

This month’s news provides yet another occasion for a friendly public-service reminder to anyone who uses a digital device to say anything to anyone, ever. Don’t do it. Don’t email, don’t text, don’t update, don’t send photos. At least, don’t do it if you have any expectation that what you say will remain private...

One Woman Is Responsible For Starting Nickelodeon's Golden Age Of Cartoons
Lauren Duca, The Huffington Post | Coffey's Vision: Golden Age Of Cartoons | December 18, 2014

It seemed like Nickelodeon didn't have any plans to start work on animation before Vanessa Coffey showed up in 1988...

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A Doonesbury Special Offered A Disillusioned Generation Its Own Charlie Brown Christmas
Noel Murray, AVClub | A Doonesbury Special | December 11, 2014

On the back porch of a country house on an autumn evening in 1977, a ponytailed blond girl named Ellie explains what she thinks the “revolution” of the 1960s was all about. “Well, it was against, um, what’s-his-name, Nixon,” she says. “And it was… fun. And usually held outdoors.”...

Garry Trudeau On Bringing His Political
Interview with Jim Rutenberg, The New York Times | GBT Interview Re 'Alpha House' | November 12, 2014

The creator of Doonesbury and “Alpha House” talks with Jim Rutenberg about his change of heart on Reagan and what’s inside Obama’s brain...

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