Google as predicted in 1964

Here is an interesting article from Web Owls about the “answer machine” of the future, which appeared in the book Childcraft Volume 6: How Things Change, published by Field Enterprises Educational Corporation in 1964. And the "Answer Machine" that they described is pretty much Google today =)

Here is one of the examples:



There are more examples, be sure you check them out !

P.S. The girl is using a flat-screen-LCD ...

Wonderbra =)

Online Shopping Coupons ...

Have you ever shopped online and wonder where do people get those "promotional code" for purchase discount ?

I came across Coupon Chief recently and it seems to be a good online portal to check for coupons, deals, and discounts. It features a wide range of offers from Best Buy, Home Depot, Gap, to Amazon and Comp USA etc.

So next time when you are shopping online, visit Coupon Chief before you hit that final "submit my order" button.

Social Entrepreneur: Heroes from a small planet

The Frontline/World series is a collection of stories about "social entrepreneurs" who innovate in ways that truly transform the world. "These are stories about individuals whose ideas leap beyond charity to find systemic solutions to poverty, education, health and social justice."

You can check out the videos in the Frontline / World series in their website. I found them very inspiring and that there are so much we can do to give back to the society. I am sure many of you have already heard about that "Microfinance" Project and "Hole in the Wall" Project, they are also profiled in the series as well. One of my favorite stories is the Sound of Hope, this heartwarming story shows how music has changed the lives of many children and transformed their society.

Need your support ! Here's my pledge to support the Heart & Stroke Foundation

I am participating in the Heart and Stroke Big Bike in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. You can help me raise funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation by sponsoring me online.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation is committed to protecting the health of millions of Canadians. Millions of Canadians are at risk for these diseases, and will be, for generations to come. More than 50,000 strokes and 75,000 heart attacks occur every year. Sadly, one in three deaths in Canada are due to heart disease and stroke. There is still so much more to do.

To make your pledge online, simply click the link here to access my secure pledge page.
An electronic tax receipt will be sent to you immediately via e-mail.

Thank you for your support !! =)

I signed up for PayPerPost

I have signed up for payperpost recenlty after reading some of its reviews. More important, I read the news that they announced it has completed a $7 million second round investment led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, an investor in the company’s Series A and one of the world’s leading high-technology venture capital firms. The financing brings the total amount of capital raised by PayPerPost to over $10 million. Mmmm .. that's a lot of money to spend, so they must have paid their posties well in order to grow their business.

PayPerPost is one among the various paid-to-review blog network in existence. The principle behind this is to connect advertisers and bloggers to write about services, products or events on their blogs and get paid for doing so.You can make any where between $5 and $2,500 for a post, depending on the advertiser and your blogs PR ranking. There is quite a huge selection of opportunities to post on and can, no doubt, find opportunities that are suited for your blog and that you can feel good about posting.
I have so far been paid a few bucks here and there (e.g. this post is worth $10), hopefully that will turn into a nice little extra income ... mmm ...