Monthly Archives: December 2008

Analogy

“High fructose corn syrup is to sugar as heroin is to opium.”         — David Servan-Schreiber   I don’t have a comment one way or the other; I don’t know the science. I was impressed, however, with … Continue reading

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Sunday Stromateis

Today the Triangle Pen Club meets at the Mad Hatter; Ross will probably bring pens that he has been repairing for me (pen repair is the next step of my progresion into pen geekdom), and I’ll ask Jim to identify … Continue reading

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Exactly

The other day, David quoted a passage from Herbert H. Clark’s Using Language that supports David’s position that information theory has seeped over into — and distorted — the discourses on interpretation (he alludes to this in his Ars Electronica … Continue reading

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Not Blogging

Margaret and I are on our own for the holidays — Pip is off with her brothers, first in Chciago, then in Ypsi — and we’re doing what we feel like, when we feel like it. So far, that means … Continue reading

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One Accomplishment

My email client’s in-box is totally empty. I’ll settle for that, today.

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Thanks For Sharing

After weeks of relatively mild weather down here in Durham, this morning we received a hint — just a hint, I admit, but a hint nonetheless — of the frigid weather our northern friends have been enduring. I take consolation … Continue reading

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Eyeing Hawk

As I was walking along Perry Street, I was startled by a whoosh of feathers just to my left. I looked up and what to my wondering eyes had appeared but a — no, not a miniature sleigh (much less, … Continue reading

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Legend, Falsehood, And Dumbness

The other day a friend of mine fumed to me about an event at her child’s public school. The grade-school teacher had invited a special guest, who came to inform the kiddies about a special treat; she explained that candy … Continue reading

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Free AKMA

Newlywed Joi has compiled a selection from his photos into a new book, Freesouls. The book compiles a portfolio his protrait photos with essays (including contributions by Lawrence Lessig, Howard Rheingold, Cory Doctorow, and Yochai Benkler) and short reflections, all … Continue reading

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Quotation Day

I was watching episodes from the first season of House last night, and one exchange particularly caught my attention. Cuddy: “How is it you always know you’re right?” House: “I don’t. I just find it hard to operate on the … Continue reading

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Surprise!

“The number of job postings in the MLA’s Job Information List will be down 21 percent in 2008-9, the steepest annual decline in its 34-year history” — Inside Higher Education. When the SBL and AAR report their figures this year, … Continue reading

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All The Young Dudes

It seems as though all the cool guys wear snappy hats.

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