Martin Connelly

Martin Connelly is a freelance transmedia journalist based in Portland, Maine. He’s worked across borders, both figurative and literal: as a newsroom editor for China Central Television International, an essayist, a videographer, a web designer, and a feature writer in China, the United States and Canada. http://www.martinconnelly.com

Articles by Martin Connelly

Read Now Abraham Lincoln Was an Internet Nerd

Abraham Lincoln Was an Internet Nerd

by Martin Connelly · 2 years ago
Abraham Lincoln did "not":http://natestpierre.me/2012/05/10/hoax-abraham-lincoln-invented-facebook/ invent Facebook. But he did rely on the Internet to win the Civil War. Just ask Tom Wheeler, a civil war historian who also happens to be the Presiden…
Read Now iPads Are Much Nicer To Make Than iPhones

iPads Are Much Nicer To Make Than iPhones

by Martin Connelly · 2 years ago
Last September, Foxconn assembly line worker Li Qi (not his real name) moved from the iPad unit to iDPBG, where iPhones get put together. It was a temporary thing, just ahead of the Christmas rush, but he was excited. The move, reports the "First…
Read Now The Pleasure of Looking Down on Earth

The Pleasure of Looking Down on Earth

by Martin Connelly · 2 years ago
For a short moment last November, the web was totally, complete obsessed with one unlikely thing: a series of curiously anonymous satellite images. Jesus Diaz, over at Gizmodo, broke the story last November, asking, ""Why Is China Building These Giga…
Read Now What You Are Not Allowed to Do in Space

What You Are Not Allowed to Do in Space

by Martin Connelly · 2 years ago
Before he returned to Earth on the Space Shuttle for the last time, Andrew Feustel got something stuck in his eye. On earth, a couple tears would have solved the problem--unlike Chuck Norris, astronauts can apparently shed tears--but the thing is, in…
Read Now A Soft-Core Apple Retrospective

A Soft-Core Apple Retrospective

by Martin Connelly · 3 years ago
There's something very innocent about this video. Maybe it's the bed sheet backdrop or the ragtime soundtrack, but it seems very wholesome. And it's really cool to watch the development of a product I use every day of the week. It is also, how…