11/06/08 91 W, 1 I - + 14 - 13 Shazam! A Projector Is Shrunk

Technology strikes again. Today's New York Times tells of a new pocket-sized (!), battery-powered (!!), digital projector called the Optoma Pico Projector. $430 list price and about the size of a cell phone. Shazam1 indeed. Read the article.

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1What's the origin of the word "shazam" you wonder? Says the this etymology site, it's a made-up word from the Captain Marvel comics of 1940. Says another site, it's an invented word used by conjurors to introduce an extraordinary deed, story or transformation, beginning 1930.

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