Bits from the j-world

A quick rundown of recent industry news:

• The Daily Beast named journalism its most useless degree. More on that soon.

• “It was a piece of cake,” said Hubert Schlafly, Jr., of creating the first teleprompter. He died on April 20 at age 91.

Anthropologist Robert Dunbar is famous for conjuring the number 150 — the limit on your number of real friends. That is now being called into question with the advent of social networks. Maybe you shouldn’t unfriend those people after all.

• Tweets will be banned at the Royal Wedding in move to mass-create the scrambler scene from National Treasure.

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