Found History

by Tom Scheinfeldt

June 26, 2006
by Tom Scheinfeldt
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Stand-up History

English stand-up comedian Robert Newman builds his act on history. “The History of Oil” is his very funny, very sarcastic, 45-minute-long examination of British and American involvement in the Middle East. From WWI to the current wars in Afghanistan and … Continue reading

June 26, 2006
by Tom Scheinfeldt
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Adults Only

Digg is running a story called “The best way to learn American history.” As a piece of amateur historical work, the link has a place on Found History. However this posting should in no way be construed as an endorsement, … Continue reading

June 18, 2006
by Tom Scheinfeldt
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Tony likes “History”

The History Boys—Alan Bennett’s play about the meaning, study, and teaching of history in an English grammar school in the 1980s—won six Tony Awards including Best Play, Best Director, and Best Actor at last week’s ceremonies in New York. Get … Continue reading

June 10, 2006
by Tom Scheinfeldt
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History @ HP

Buried deep within the small business section of Hewlett-Packard’s website, this short history of the @ sign has been making waves among techies. A quick search of Technorati yielded more 400 references and direct links, and the article has garnered … Continue reading

June 6, 2006
by Tom Scheinfeldt
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Profiles in Courage

In Mario Through the Years, GameDaily offers readers a several-thousand-word biography of Mario, twenty-six year veteran of Nintendo gaming, star of more than 100 games, and stalwart defender of Pauline’s virtue against Donkey Kong’s relentless advances.