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SanDisk has released the world’s first 128GB microSD card. I’m always interested in new technology, but this just got me thinking back - Imagine saying to someone just 20 years ago that you could hold a million books on your fingernail. I’m excited for the future of data storage.




 
What we’re interested in:
SanDisk has released the world’s first 128GB microSD card. I’m always interested in new technology, but this just got me thinking back - Imagine saying to someone just 20 years ago that you could hold a million books on your fingernail. I’m excited for the future of data storage.

 

Great article on bkmag.com! During my high school and college days, I admired the female characters in 500 Days of Summer, Elizabethtown, and Garden State. It’s interesting to take a deeper look into this unrealistic archetype. 

The Death of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Margaret Eby

“The Manic Pixie Dream Girl exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures,” Rabin wrote. It was a shrewd observation of a certain mid-2000s stock female character, one who arrives with a suitcase full of construction paper and eccentricity to medicate the malaise of modern life. It was the age of the tyranny of whimsy. Think about Natalie Portman in Garden State or Zooey Deschanel in almost anything. These female characters are less actually realized humans than magical creatures. They have a frenzied assortment of quirks instead of a personality. They were a way to mask the rote sexism of having a woman appear in a film solely for the pleasure and education of a man.”

I’m sorry for coining the phrase “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” by Nathan Rabin Salon.com