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So Long, Old Pal

Flipcams will soon go the way of the Polaroid. Cisco, (not to be confused with Sisqó,) the company that acquired the Flip video cameras in 2009, is now discontinuing Bwog’s favorite handy device. This is crushing news. For without a Flip cam, how could there be a permanent record of Book Culture’s Pomeraniawwww, elevator existentialism, or […]

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Business Cards — They’re Retro! Like Dating!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Columbia University Print Services is offering students discounts on the perfect gift: business cards! Apparently it’s the thing to do “in this economy” – see press release below: Columbia University Print Services Introduces Reduced Pricing for Student Business Cards New York (February 1, 2011) – Columbia University Print Services […]

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Take a Picture, It Will Last Longer

   Leaving the neighborhood Fotorush is going on permanent Spring Break beginning in two weeks. The Broadway photo developer plans to close March 27, according to a sign posted on its entrance between Liberty House and The Shoe Tree (née Global Ink). Bwog confirmed the announcement with Fotorush’s manager, who says “business has not been […]

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The Waiting Is the Hardest Part

Housing and Dining officials now advise students paying by Off-Campus Flex to expect transactions to take “about 45 seconds from swipe to signature.” You can thank technology straight out of 1996: dial-up modems. Merchants use them to connect to the Flex network, and in an e-mail to Bwog this week, Michael Novielli of Student Auxiliary […]

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