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Just in time for that Holiday trip home…

From Hodenmumps, via Random Good Stuff, a DIY (using the handy air sickness bag provided in seat pocket) iPhone/iPod  holder for the airplane:

As we head for home, we might recall that on this date in 1732, the great DIY-er and Founding Father Benjamin Franklin published the first edition of “Poor Richard’s Almanac,”  a pamphlet series that he continued, to great success, annually through 1757.  (Indeed, with print runs typically numbering 10,000, the series made Franklin’s fortune, allowing him to spend the bulk of his time on scientific experiments, diplomacy…  or in The Hellfire Club.)

For a collection of “Poor Richard’s” pull-up-your-socks aphorisms– e.g., “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise” and “What you would seem to be, be really” — click here.

The first edition (published in 1732 for 1733)

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December 19, 2008 at 1:01 am

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