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52 things learned in 2016

This list of things Tom Whitwell learned in 2016 is too good!

Some examples:

Twitter has enough money in the bank to run for 412 years with current losses.

Most iPhone case manufacturers don’t get advance notice from Apple about new designs; they rely on rumours. Case maker Hard Candy went out of business after producing 50,000 custom-moulded cases for a leaked iPhone design that never appeared.

Intervision, the 70s Soviet answer to the Eurovision Song Contest, was judge by electricity grid voting: “those watching at home had to turn their lights on when they liked a song and off when they didn’t, with data from the electricity network then being used to allocate points.”

Go read the whole thing.

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