Wednesday, September 29, 2004

William Shatner 'Punks' Iowa Town

Aha! Not a movie as previously reported...but rather a 'fake' movie, used as the theme of a new reality TV series debuing next year. My captain lied to me!

Saturday, September 25, 2004

From Socrates to Palmer Method to typewriters to iPods

From today's Miami Herald...although I believe I read parts of this
elsewhere this week...a short opinion piece on the changing history of
technology as it relates to the transmission of knowledge.

Former Star Trek Star Among Those Attending Life Interrupted Conference

George Takei, who played Sulu in the original Star Trek series, will be addressing his experiences at one of the relocation camps for Japanese Americans during World War II.

My sister-in-law was born in -- and spent her first 2-1/2 years of life -- in a similar camp in California.

Friday, September 24, 2004

The deafening sound of the seas

"The world's oceans are now so saturated with noise that whales and other marine mammals are dying, biologists say."

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Think ink! illustration

For those that can read Adobe Acrobat PDF files, here's the illustration which accompanies the article.

Think ink!

An article from the Christian Science Monitor on the history of ink, with a bit on fountain pens (including the apocryphal Lewis Waterman story), geared to youngsters. Still, an interesting overview for adults as well.