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Viral Video: The British Library's Stiff Upper App

Earlier today, All Things Digital noted a new app from the British Library.

Called Treasures, it’s a mobile multimedia look at more than 100 prized items from its collections, including the original version of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” the world’s oldest Bible, hand-painted medieval books, Nelson’s battle plan for Trafalgar and doodles by Leonardo.

And here’s the very classy video that explains the app. available on the Apple iPhone and iPad and also Google’s Android smartphones:


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik