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Submitted by kbullard on Friday June 14, 2013

Summer Reading. Does any term conjure up more pleasant images?  Soft breezes, iced tea (or perhaps a Long Island iced tea) by your side, a cool, comfortable spot and a great read ahead of you. We even have a name

Submitted by jgoffin on Wednesday June 12, 2013

Fifty years ago in London the International Printing Machinery and Allied Trades Exhibition included an ambitious exhibition on the influence that the invention of the printing press had on the 500 years of human history that followed. The

history, Printing
Submitted by kwells on Wednesday June 05, 2013

Full disclosure readers - I'm not a Rhode Island native.  I grew up on the south shore of Massachusetts.  Despite many day trips to Providence and Rhode Island beaches during my youth and the fact that I have made Rhode Island my recent

Submitted by jgoffin on Wednesday May 29, 2013

There are good-engraving days...

Submitted by dgregory on Wednesday May 29, 2013

In a recent CNN article it was reported that an Apple 1 Computer, one of only six remaining original desktop computers, sold for $671,000.  This got me thinking…

Submitted by kwells on Friday May 24, 2013

As we head into this Memorial Day weekend with the excitement of the start of summer and a long weekend of parades and cook-outs, it's worth taking time out to remember the Rhode Islanders who have served in our armed forces and for whom this