French scientist Pascal Cotte has announced that Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, Mona Lisa, was originally transferred from a cartoon. And while “cartoon” in this context just refers to a preliminary full-size drawing, this finding is still revelatory. In part because it reveals a new detail about the sitter: she once had a hairpin, which may mean she’s a goddess.
- Mashable - Alison Foreman
In Tales of the Early Internet, Mashable explores online life through 2007 — back before social media and the smartphone changed everything. Charlie Schmidt is lucky, and he knows it. What else could it?...