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hutzlergirlI have a pet rock, in the original box. I have a pair of Kelso Earth Shoes in the back of my closet. Roberta and I even have a very nice Kitchen Aide mixer which we use regularly, but my life is not yet complete - I don't have a Hutzler 571B.

The 20-person Hutzler Manufacturing Company has many products, primarily plastic kitchen utensils and food handling products.  The model 571B is said to "Slice an entire banana in one quick motion. Safe and fun for children. Dishwasher safe."

As of January 15 (2013), it was the #2 selling product in Amazon's "Mandolin and Slicers" category per a recent Businessweek article.  It is a hit on Pinterest and a darling the literati. Hundreds of people offer suggestions for the next product release, to be called either the Hutzler 571C or the 572.

How did this $1.29 plastic slicer become a top banana? It is truly a social media success story, even if it came as a complete surprise to Hutzler Manufacturing.

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Shaun White by Cameron Spencer - Getty ImagesI do love the Olympics!  If you think that the athletes are the best in the world, read the linked articles about what it takes to record the Winter Games.

The Gizomodo article - The Inside Story of How Olympic Photographers Get Such Stunning Images - tells the incredible tale of how Getty Images and the AP can publish quality images to the world less than three minutes after they are taken on the snowy slopes of Sochi.  Tens of thousands of dollars of the newest cameras and lenses, many miles of LAN cable, and dedicated 100Mbit WAN links bring us near-real time stills that tell the story that video alone can't provide.

We are visual creatures - 70% of our brain goes to processing images.  Not only are pictures worth a thousand words, but they can tell us those 1,000 words in a fraction of a second.  Shaun White's Olympic dreams ended in a fraction of a second when he missed his landing by a few inches.  As the story's author Ario Aguilar describes it -

"White's board, looking like it might snap in half. The American flag bandana startled out of place. White's mouth agape at the shock from the impact. This is what it looks like when you fail to defend your gold medal."

The article is a must-read.

Below is another article about photography at Sochi that tell you how the digital world has shrunk the clock for sports photographers, and there is a link to some beautiful Sochi images.

 

 

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