An Exceptional Man / Un homme d’exception

Architect, Ieoh Ming Pei will celebrate his 102nd birthday on the 26th April, while perhaps his most famous design, the Pyramids of the Louvre mark their 30th anniversary this year. Born in Guangzhou, China, he studied architecture in the US, became an American citizen and started his own practice. Commissioned by President François Mitterrand, the Pyramids of the Grand Louvre Project, controversial from the outset, have become a monument in their own right. Even today public opinion is divided. His other stunning, signature buildings include The Bank of China Building,…

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Tech Talk / Parlons Tech

There are chocolate Easter Eggs and there are “Google Easter Eggs”, jokes created by developers. Here are our favourites. In Google search: 1. Type “Askew” and see what happens to your screen! 2. Type “Do a Barrel Roll” but be warned, you might feel queasy! 3. Search for “Bletchley Park” UK WW2 code-breaking centre and see the right of your screen. 4. Type in “Zerg Rush” and fight invading zerglings! Il y a les œufs de Pâques en chocolat et les “œufs de Pâques Google”, une plaisanterie sous forme de…

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