"Lucas had already done the cataloging. His company maintained a database called the Holocron, named after a crystal cube powered by the Force. The real-world Holocron lists 17,000 characters in the Star Wars universe inhabiting several thousand planets over a span of more than 20,000 years. It was quite a bit for Disney to process. So Lucas also provided the company with a guide, Pablo Hidalgo. A founding member of the Star Wars Fan Boy Association, Hidalgo is now a 'brand communication manager' at Lucasfilm. 'The Holocron can be a little overwhelming,' says Hidalgo, who obsesses over canonical matters such as the correct spelling of Wookiee and the definitive [...]
Bloomberg BusinessWeek has a very rude message for those fun people who use "climate change" as a punchline on the campaign trail: Global warming is real, superstorms are but one devastating result, and people who continue to say otherwise are "stupid."
Just to make this science-based rude behavior clear, BusinessWeek editor Josh Tyrangiel had this to say to the world of Twitter:
— Josh (@Tyrangiel) November 1, 2012
I gotta tell ya, I take an almost scary number of magazines each week—hahaha, now I'm an old Jew from the fifties… "I take the paper! I know what's happening! Etc!"—and there is nothing I look forward to more than the current configuration of Businessweek. Granted, I am pretty close to being a financial illiterate, but Tyrangiel and team make this magazine sing. You should buy a copy on the newsstand and check it out yourself, although not the current politics issue which is just kind of charts binge-and-purge. But trust me, it's usually a really good read.