Archives for October, 2011

Inspired by John Scalzi, I thought I’d poll all my readers out there and see what you are reading this weekend. Books, magazines, blogs, whatever. I’m reading Ross Macdonald’s Meet Me at the Morgue for fiction, Gotham Central Book 1: In the Line of Duty by Greg Rucka, Ed Brubaker and Michael Lark in the…

Leave it to The Onion to put it all into perspective. A couple of articles on Wednesday’s passing of Steve Jobs. Last American Who Knew What The Fuck He Was Doing Dies CUPERTINO, CA–Steve Jobs, the visionary co-founder of Apple Computers and the only American in the country who had any clue what the fuck…

As I’m sure everyone who’s spent anytime exposed to any media at all over the last day knows that Steve Jobs has died. The death of anyone so young and with so much left to give is a tragedy to their immediate circle of family, friends and co-workers and they certainly have my sincere sympathy…

A real straggler of a list for your reading and collection development pleasure. Alex’s Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages by Guy Deutscher The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table…

It’s time for my annual post taking issue with Thomson Reuters (TR) Nobel Prize predictions. (2002, 2006, 2007a, 2007b, 2008, 2009, 2010) Because, yes, they’re at it again. Can the winners of the Nobel Prize be correctly predicted? Since 1989, Thomson Reuters has developed a list of likely winners in medicine, chemistry, physics, and economics.…

10 Reasons Why Your (EDU) Boss Should Tweet The digital scholar – which way to go? Facebook is scaring me #ArsenicLife Goes Longform, And History Gets Squished Science Online: London 2011 – Keynote, Michael Nielsen – Video & Storify Op-Ed: Stop Feeding Facebook, It’s Time for Moderation Bibliographies (CS scholars should post copies of articles…

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