Newly Conventional Ideas That Were Once Unthinkable

Ideas of the Year 2013
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  • The sequester
  • Getting a job through Twitter
  • Losing a job through Twitter
  • Uber
  • Barack Obama, Nixonian
  • 3-D printing
  • Lena Dunham, naked, on your TV screen
  • Giving toddlers iPads
  • iPads
  • Openly gay NBA players
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