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  1. Episode 606: Spreadsheets! : Planet Money : NPR

    Spreadsheets used to be actual sheets of paper. Sometimes, a bunch of sheets of paper taped together.

    Then, in the late ’70s, a bored student invented the electronic spreadsheet. It transformed industries. But its effects ran deeper than that.

    As one journalist wrote more than 30 years ago, "The spreadsheet is a tool, and it is also a world view — reality by the numbers."

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  2. ‘Two-Buck Chuck’ Snags Top Wine Prize : NPR

    When it comes to wine, some consumers still equate quality with price. But at the 28th Annual International Eastern Wine Competition, a $1.99 bottle of California Wine, the 2002 Charles Shaw Shiraz, beat out 2,300 wines to win a prestigious double gold medal. Hear NPR’s Steve Inkseep.

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  3. On The Media: Transcript of “The Problem of Sock Puppets” (April 22, 2011)

    This month, a user on the website Metafilter started a thread critiquing Dilbert creator Scott Adams. Other site regulars piled on, but one newly registered user mounted a strident defense of Adams. The new user reminded everyone that Scott Adams was a “multi-millionaire,” that Scott Adams possessed a “certified genius IQ” and that Scott Adams’s detractors were angry haters. Metafilter moderator Josh Millard talks to Brooke about what you do when a celebrity joins your website anonymously in order to attack his critics.

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