Monthly Archives: November 2015


If you got to a meeting or to lunch and place your cell phone on the table (even if it’s turned off) you send certain signals to those at the table with you according to Sherry Turkle a professor at … Continue reading

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Talking About Books . . .

In Great Britain The Academic Book of the Future project considered 200 books that were influential in academia, reduced the list to 20, and asked the public to choose the single most influential academic book in history. Charles Darwin’s On … Continue reading

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Quotes of Note

“ ‘The only people who should be allowed to govern countries with nuclear weapons are mothers, those who are still breastfeeding their babies.’—Tsutomu Yamaguchi, the only survivor of both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings.” – Steven Pinker, The Better Angels … Continue reading

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This and That from Here and There

JK Rowling, writing as Robert Galbraith, has just released Career of Evil, her third Cormoran Strike novel. She discusses it and other projects she’s involved in during a short but wide-ranging interview with Simon Mayo on BBC Radio 2. She’s … Continue reading

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Two Very Interesting Devices

I seldom recommend products other than books, but I’ll make an exception in this case because I’ve recently acquired two products that I think are exceptional. Furthermore, these products could enhance the lives of people with certain disabilities. I cannot … Continue reading

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