Author: Reid Creager

Short Song: The Rise and Fall of Napster

Despite its meteoric rise and fall, Napster has a permanent place in innovation and internet history. It has often been called the fastest-growing business of all time; perhaps more important, it revolutionized the music industry and forced it to adjust to the commercial realities of the internet age.

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The 45 at 70

The 45 RPM single reflects a simpler time in technology and the world. The 70th anniversary of its release reveals some detailed and surprising origins.

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Just Imagine

Aided by—and being weaned on—high-tech gadgets, kids have never had more potential to innovate. Their pristine, innocently hopeful imaginations are not cluttered with practical constraints, their inventing goals seldom with self-centered intent.

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