Archives for March, 2009
Yes, it has been tough going of late, but things are looking up, so says Onion writer Peter Waldron. Check out: “LEAKED DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR MEMO THAT REMOVES AMERICAN SCIENTIST FROM ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST” at the Science Creative Quarterly. (I especially like the breeding bit)
I was just reading a short article today in the economist which listed the amount of water needed to produce a few common beverages. The stats are actually something else. In particular, a single cup litre of coffee requires 1120 litres of water (this is the same volume of water as a 104cm x 104cm…
I am an ardent critic of the unexamined claim that technology equals progress, straightforwardly, inevitably, universally. (Here are some samples: one, two, three.) So I am pleased to report new findings unearthing examples that don’t fall prey to such critique: 1. Binder clips 2. Luggage with wheels 3. Netflix That is all.