Technology and toys, two of the places creativity comes from

Elvis on an etch a sketch
By Ernie Wood   |   July 8, 2014

You’ll sometimes hear a poorly functioning tablet computer criticized as nothing more than a “glorified Etch A Sketch.” But that does a disservice to the classic toy. With more than 100 million of the silver-screen drawing devices sold since its introduction in 1960, it must be doing something right. I owned an Etch A Sketch as a child, and if I were to pick one up right now, I’d happily resume exactly where I left off— with a lot of hilarious squiggles and an occasional shape that sort of looks like something.

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SXSW 2014 – It's not over yet.

Austin, Texas skyline and river
By Renee DeLaune   |   April 1, 2014

by Regina Kubelka

In March, tens of thousands descended upon Austin, Texas for the SXSW Music, Film, and Interactive Festival. Just when you thought the fun was over until next year, we are pleasantly reminded that SXSW Eco will be here this October 6 through 8!

Are we lucky, or what?

SXSW Eco attracts a global community to explore, engage and co-create solutions for a sustainable world.

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