The Perfect Apple Antidote: Unusually Beautiful Travel Photos from Nova Scotia

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One of the real glories of the Internet is that photographic collections that would normally be buried deep in regional archives can make their way to the web. Many of these collections are not world-shattering in their importance, but they are significant and, in many cases, beautiful. This weekend, the Nova Scotia Archives unleashed a set of photos like this. Drawn mostly from travel photographers between the 1890s and 1930s, they are unusually high-quality. The pictures show the beauty of the rural province. Consider this your antidote to the Apple press conference coverage.

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The New York Observer has called Madrigal "for all intents and purposes, the perfect modern reporter." He co-founded Longshot magazine, a high-speed media experiment that garnered attention from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the BBC. While at Wired.com, he built Wired Science into one of the most popular blogs in the world. The site was nominated for best magazine blog by the MPA and best science website in the 2009 Webby Awards. He also co-founded Haiti ReWired, a groundbreaking community dedicated to the discussion of technology, infrastructure, and the future of Haiti.

He's spoken at Stanford, CalTech, Berkeley, SXSW, E3, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and his writing was anthologized in Best Technology Writing 2010 (Yale University Press).

Madrigal is a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley's Office for the History of Science and Technology. Born in Mexico City, he grew up in the exurbs north of Portland, Oregon, and now lives in Oakland.

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