What were web browsers like before the rise of Internet Explorer? For one, the ubiquitous features of tabs, browsing history, and bookmarks were nearly non-existent. When the now-defunct browser AirMosaic went live in 1994, it could have been considered revolutionary; it shipped with the latter two features — novelties at the time — and a “kiosk” (or presentation) mode which showed only the website itself, making it easier to present the web on big screens.
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Kai Cheng’s professor had a brilliant scheme. In his first lecture, he promised that each lecture would feature a “Lie of the Day”. But why? It made his students more attentive and analytical, poring over every detail of his lecture and making sense of why things were true. It was such a powerful teaching method that his students digested his most technical lectures quite easily because they tried so hard to catch his lie. The kicker? There was no lie in that first lecture; he had lied about that too! Read full article here