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Message from the past, discovered by the Second Use salvage company in a Queen Anne home.

  • The legends of tech companies are shaped by stories of their weirdest early traditions. (Think Bill Gates having Burgermaster on speed dial.) We predict that this New York Times story about Mark Zuckerberg’s awkward walks with job prospects will someday be part of the Facebook canon … for better or worse.
  • “Hi Future Man! … Hope your world is a little bit better than ours.” So reads part of a note from 1973, recently found by the Second Use salvage company behind a decorative beam inside a home in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood. See the rest here. (Via Shelterrific)
  • Amazon CTO Werner Vogels posted this on Twitter today: “scaling data systems in real life has humbled me. I would not dare criticize an architecture that the holds social graphs of 750M and works.” Translation: When you live in a glass cloud, don’t throw stones.
  • Music service Spotify is coming to the U.S., finally, and Peter Kafka of got his hands on the marketing material — including details on the expected Facebook integration, and projections of 50 million users in the country in its first year.

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