Taking nothing at all away from Mr. Lincoln, who had an impressive series of failures before an even more impressive legacy of success, I think Mr. Darwin had one of the most important insights ever. He saw that over time natures behaves like a rachet, in which good ideas accumulate and in so doing yield even better ones.
And so ... how being awesome became the great imperative of our time. I have resolved to cut down on "awesome" as my go-to adjective for greatness.
But ... literally awesome: spot the International Space Station. If you do, you will be awestruck :)
Hmmm... Time Inc acquires MySpace. That feels like a headline from fifteen years ago, doesn't it? Who know that Time Inc. and MySpace still existed...
Meanwhile... Microsoft's latest iPhone app will tell you what kind of dog you are. A pretty low use of visual search, but still, cool and possibly even useful.
Sadly: scientists have given up on the Philae lander. As time passes the dust accumulation will make it increasingly less likely the robot will have enough power to wake up.
Okay, I agree: this little Russian truck is amazing. The secret is the giant tires, which give it floatation, the ability to go anywhere, and ... cuteness :)