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Inventor/Entrepreneur: Android Alarm Clocks: http://t.co/1x6XeJNLfW father of a more famous 11 year old inventor: http://t.co/M5QjvfAnYa

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My dad was asking me about a recent tweet I made. Also, he doesn't use a computer.In the hour we've been waiting in this waiting room 2 people have spilled their coffee on the carpet. The need for kangaroo cups is manifestThere are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew." -- Marshall McLuhan
4/23
2014
" We are not makers of history. We are made by history." -- Martin Luther King Jr
4/22
2014
Anyone who can't now see that the kangaroo & @MakeImagiroo will be way bigger than the skipdr ever was has very poor vision. W @LilyBorn
4/21
2014
The choice seems pretty clear. You can dream big and risk grave disappointment or you can dream small and guarantee it.
4/19
2014
Few things are more intimidating than a man who approaches an altercation with a sigh."you share in your kid's successes (and pain)" is a gross understatement, their effects are magnified orders of magnitude getting to you
4/18
2014
The Manual Coffeemaker @kickstarter ends tomorrow—who's going to put it over the finish line and get it funded? http://t.co/QaFVQxsqfI
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4/17
2014
@me3dia yes, but what an excellent journalism strategy :)"I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep." -- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-PerigordThis from 538 explains snow in April. Not as unusual as one might think http://t.co/uQTLxfosZM
Retweeted by Joe BornWomen at HP applied for a promotion when they believed they met 100% of the qualifications listed. Men applied @ 60%. http://t.co/ZZe37j67vd
Retweeted by Joe BornShowing the new cups with other inventors! http://t.co/HXvE1E8vh2 @INCHANDMILE @JoeBorn @heybue
Retweeted by Joe BornI'm absolutely convinced that the most thrilling human adventures are internal: not up a mountain, but to the depths of our soul.
4/16
2014
Homeland audiobook, direct from me, read by @wilw /pls RT! http://t.co/DGobJ8XOjE
Retweeted by Joe Born“The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy.” Oscar Wilde
4/15
2014
EXCLUSIVE: @drosteyagan named next CEO of @TheImpactEngine / @ctemp to become chairman http://t.co/C8y7PlW7bE
Retweeted by Joe Born"It is much easier to be a hero than a gentleman." -- Luigi Pirandello, Italian writerHow "games people" and "Valley people" differ http://t.co/dBnU1C5YOl
4/14
2014
Some people believe that some subjects are too serious to joke about. I believe the more serious the subject the more essential humor is
4/13
2014
Something about this thread embodies life and friendship better than I can well articulate, with @Tamssot http://t.co/TLlzdL0Pyqstomach is not a happy camper right now, but @AndrewRudinMD tells me food poisoning symptoms may show up from food eaten over 48 hours ago@Ditzlerphoto glad to meet you at the makerbiz meeting!@therealfitz @LilyBorn yes! @heybue used to play roller derby, apparently there are teams, scoring and even rudimentary positions. @LilyBorn and @heybue off to roller derby. Do you even know the rules of roller derby? I didn't.@mihirpatkar if you end up doing another piece on android alarm clocks, consider the Hale Dreamer Alarm clock, updates coming soon.@robertloerzel @beatsmusic agreed@ScoopCarp : @fueledbycoffee mentioned you were looking for more Chicago makers @heybue runs the local makerbiz group, you two should talk
4/12
2014
@me3dia oh, I'm very sorry, I had no idea that was a thing!@me3dia you have an excellent pointGood people find a way to do the right thing. Bad people find excuses, it's really about that simple.If you do the right thing, the motivation doesn't really matter. If you don't do the right thing, the excuses don't really matter either.Yellowberry: Meet the Teen Titan Who Is Taking On The Youth Bra Industry http://t.co/ifqqvAx0an via @lingerietalk
4/11
2014
"Fortune favors the audacious." -- Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch social critic and scholarMentoring 8th graders at Nettlehorst on their product pitches. Big. With @heybue and @INCHANDMILEGiving away a free hale dreamer and 25 50% or 25% discounted units, ends tomorrow: http://t.co/X0OrWGl19m
4/10
2014
I'm protective of the people I love, I don't like it when they are criticized or denigrated, including by themselves.
4/8
2014
New Zealand TV picks up Kangaroo Cup story http://t.co/VRaso95Ph2 via @3NewsNZ"Beware of the man who won't be bothered with details." -- William FeatherI just backed Chargearoo - iPhone charging pouch on @Kickstarter http://t.co/Oq5ObN1zNzCool.mod led lamp on Kickstarter.: http://t.co/HcPemFPpsP
4/7
2014
@mattk I think few caught that (w @stuartramser )@heybue Live in a time warp? Oh honey, I AM a time warp.Keep one on my desk at all times http://t.co/qhkSi0ai5SI just typed, on a typewriter, a letter, put a stamp on it and mailed it. Good.@davezatz been looking at a couple of these, particuliarly the T100
4/6
2014
As Chicagoans, we pride ourselves on the graphic nature of our metaphors.@Tamssot @zkaplan @Inventables #friends indeed! No one has friends like we do.@LilyBorn talking about her @MakeImagiroo invention on @cbschicago! http://t.co/eAMPWrWreG @JoeBorn
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4/5
2014
Did you catch @LilyBorn on@cbschicago tonight with @JoeBorn? I couldn't be more proud!! Thanks @Inventables @zkaplan http://t.co/vhMrbBbiW7
Retweeted by Joe BornThanks for the mention @Ksullivancbs2 of @LilyBorn 's kangaroo cups!
4/4
2014
"The truly free man is he who knows how to decline a dinner invitation without giving an excuse." -- Jules Renard@heybue I must certainly did not start it!Before I die, I would, one time, like to hear "don't be ridiculous" in response to "I love you." Oh, wait, that's already happened.
4/3
2014
@RiverWestBrands hey Mark!There is absolutely no doubt I am a bull in a China shop, but I am, however, more dextrous than your average bull."How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct." -- Benjamin Disraeli,Hell of an April fool's gag when you dodge the original post yet still get snared by the follow on discussion @zkaplan @JeffSolin #ordcamp
4/2
2014
@dansinker those are quite nice!Hey @LilyBorn ,this morning, the @ChicagoMayor came by our desks @1871Chicago and said "nice cup" referring, of course, to your inventionBig press conference here at 1871 with the mayor, our speculation is that they're announcing a new ribbon for use in future ribbon cuttingsWe are not the kind of people who have freshly manicured lawns to impress the neighbors, we have bigger fish to fry.
4/1
2014
"The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom." -- H.L. Mencken
3/31
2014
@heybue @me3dia that can't be the standard! That definition would include screwdrivers, Irish coffee, mimosas!
3/30
2014
@me3dia I'd say no, but by the martini standard, anything in that glass with a celery stick qualifies@me3dia based on use of the word martini, infinite.@heybue @LilyBorn @cbschicago thanks again @zkaplan @inventables @michaeluna. @LilyBorn talks with @cbschicago about the @imagiroo Kangaroo Cups. Not a bad way to wind up spring break!@LilyBorn sat down to talk about her Kangaroo Cup with @cbschicago this morning. #soproud @JoeBorn http://t.co/DV1bW2Jr6n
Retweeted by Joe BornIf you want power, you need information and if you want information you need to learn how to keep a secret. Well.
3/28
2014
"Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune." -- Jim Rohn"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth." -- Muhammad Ali
3/27
2014
"I need a cup of coffee," "You just said you've had enough to choke a horse" "right, but I'm not a horse."It feels like most of the rules of storytelling are rules for life as well, "knowing what's at stake" is just as important in life.#poll What do you think of the idea of a snooze bar for an alarm clock (in addition to the usual one)on a remote ... https://t.co/0GM5nQdOXv
3/25
2014
Tiered parking pretty brilliant really http://t.co/15zjGupC9z
3/24
2014
@johntolva I'll watch it!Maybe @johntolva knows the history, but somewhere along the way, LA lost its city center and it's a cautionary tale for Chicago to avoidThis LA trip, @LilyBorn has gotten in the habit of saying, with each attraction, "OK, let me know when it's time to be gravely dissapointed"
3/23
2014
@joewalnes @PaulStoffregen thanks!It's #ff time: @PaulStoffregen and @joeborn, who both ran the only Kickstarter projects I ever backed that shipped ahead of schedule! 'Spect
Retweeted by Joe BornThere are 2 days in the year nothing can be done. Yesterday and tomorrow. Today is the day to love, believe, do, and live.—@DalaiLama (MT)
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3/21
2014
58-year-old father died after he fought a man to protect his teenage daughter, her mother says http://t.co/PiwwwxjBO6
Retweeted by Joe Born@gershbec I'd be inclined to look at http://t.co/nfAIqJCzLZ and maybe the skokie science park? Really pretty pulled from ear, but a guess@SkokieSD69 thanks so much!@SkokieSD69 has the first day of 2014/2015 school year been selected yet? I couldn't find that info anywhere.From the @CEA newsletter, great http://t.co/KMbLJ8LRlKHear that @heybue? @leydenjar says "They should have sent a poet."
3/20
2014
@heybue day what you want about me, but I'm not going to sit here and listen to you bag mouth the octoupleOctouple http://t.co/gXG2ZejZmI" If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." -- J.R.R. Tolkien@jonobacon we prefer it if you would refer to us as "former colonies."Unannounced visit today from US senator @DickDurbin I think we would have tidied our desks a bit if we'd known he was coming @1871Chicago :)
3/19
2014
Watch as 1000 years of European borders change http://t.co/MbMu2S7pEQ via @loiterdotcoPreserved woolly mammoth discovery means cloning is a real possibility http://t.co/FDjUW57CGs
Retweeted by Joe BornHad there been a need for an 11th plague in biblical Egypt, I'm pretty sure it would have been the United States tax code.
3/17
2014
"I'm neither interested in giving fish nor teaching to fish. I'm interested in teaching how to give fishing lessons" @rothmobot
3/16
2014
Ultimate electronic hobbyist's guide to Shenzhen China http://t.co/sD0mC82iVURT @tanveerali: Chicago River is becoming green! http://t.co/u6DxyRLXgZ
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3/15
2014
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