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I Have a Dream

  1. How Far Into Space has MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech Traveled?

    We dream of space.

    Today marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech. There's no shortage of coverage to mark the day, but we were wondering how far the original broadcast has traveled into space. We sat down and got all geared up to do some serious space-math. Here's what we came up with.

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  2. We ToneCheck Famous Speeches: Confusion Ensues

    Do you ever have that feeling where you're staring at an e-mail, mouse over the send button, unsure that this really conveys the message you want to send. Maybe your phrasing is a bit off. You wouldn't want someone to get the wrong idea, after all. You don't want a giant conflict to arise that was all the result of a simple misunderstanding. If only there were some sort of program that could check to make sure the tone of your e-mail is appropriate.

    And now there is, kind of. Lymbix, a Canadian tech startup, has launched ToneCheck today. It's a program that runs through Microsoft Outlook, which I just discovered is really aggravating, and it sifts through your e-mail like a spell-check, telling you if something might be too sad or too angry. In theory.

    In practice, it's HILARIOUSLY WRONG VERY OFTEN! And even when it's right, there's hilarity to be found in having it analyze the tone behind some of the greatest and worst speeches of all time. We happen to have documented instances of both kinds of hilarity. Let it begin!

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