an analog & a corollary

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A trillion dollars in student loan debt right now. A trillion right. A TRILLION dollars. We are lending money that we don’t have to kids that will never be able to pay it back, to educate them for jobs that no longer exist.

Mike Rowe on Real Time with Bill Maher

One of the best explanations I’ve ever heard.

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Laser Cut Record

Instructables project from Amanda Ghassaei that can allow you to create playable records with a laser cutter (sure the sound isn’t that great, but still …) - video embedded below:

A few months back, I wrote about how I used a 3D printer to transform any mp3 into a physical record.  Though all the documentation for that project is available here, and the 3D models could potentially be printed through an online fabrication service, I knew that the barrier to entry for normal people interested in trying out the process themselves was prohibitively high.  With this project I wanted to try to extend the idea of digitally fabricated records to use relatively common and affordable machines and materials so that (hopefully) more people can participate, experiment, and actually use all this documentation I’ve been writing.

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