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“Hey let’s start a deli,” said a man to his wife one day a few years ago.

“What should we call it?” the wife asked.

“Well, since it’s going to be a deli specializing in delicious food,” the man continued, “let’s call it ‘DELIcious Bites’. Get it?”

The wife groaned.

That must be how DELIcious bites on South Street got its name, right?

If you like puns in the names of the businesses you patronize, you’re in luck. The good people over at Atlas Obscura are creating a map of businesses with puns in their names.

They’re accepting submissions until Sep. 7.

From this NPR story:

15% of Americans don’t use the internet

I kind of thought it would be higher. What do you think?

From Pew:

The size of this group has changed little over the past three years, despite recent government and social service programs to encourage internet adoption. But that 15% figure is substantially lower than in 2000, when Pew Research first began to study the social impact of technology. That year, nearly half (48%) of American adults did not use the internet.

It breaks down more or less as you’d expect:

Seniors are the group most likely to say they never go online. About four-in-ten adults ages 65 and older (39%) do not use the internet, compared with only 3% of 18- to 29-year-olds. Household income and education are also indicators of a person’s likelihood to be offline. A third of adults with less than a high school education do not use the internet, but that share falls as the level of educational attainment increases. Adults from households earning less than $30,000 a year are roughly eight times more likely than the most affluent adults to not use the internet.

I’m OK with the old people getting left behind, they’re going to move beyond soon anyway. But more really needs to be done to get internet access to low-income families.

Philadelphia councilpeople recently wrote a letter {philly mag} to two Comcast execs, as part of the public push to get more concessions from Comcast (which is now negotiating for a new 15-year franchising agreement, which is basically over the rights of Comcast to dig up the streets to put stuff underground).

From the letter:

Far too many Philadelphians still lack access to this option, with broadband penetration in the City of Philadelphia falling stubbornly behind our counterparts in other major cities. The recent announcement of the expansion of Internet Essentials is a positive first step. But Comcast can further open the door of opportunity for thousands of low-income individuals and families, as well as senior citizens and persons with disabilities. Expanding Internet Essentials to seniors on a pilot basis in Florida is a commendable step but why not pilot the same program in your home city? What digital divide issues exist in West Palm Beach that haven’t existed here in Philadelphia over the last two decades?

Well said.

Oh man, the future.

This song is so funny.

Social networking replaced by social interaction, virtual reality becomes sub reality, people make money off of being good in their life in a virtual game.
(Oh man, the future!)
Humans have evolved into humans with way less hair, more brain power, and weaker bodies
We become what we thought to be aliens and we realize that we are the aliens
(Oh the future!)

De Lux – “Oh Man the Future”