Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake
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[links] Link salad for a Saturday

Automated authoring — "Parker estimates that it costs him about 12p to write a book, with, perhaps, not much difference in quality from what a competent wordsmith or an MBA might produce."

The sun gun — A 1945 Time magazine article about Nazi superweapons.

New Thoughts On Language Acquisition: Toddlers As Data Miners

New Einstein Rings discovered — There's a poetic turn of phrase, to say the least.

WWI vintage audio and video — (Thanks to seventorches.)

Big Science (or at least Big Engineering) from Shorpy — A 1942 photo of dam construction.





2/9/08
Time in saddle: 0 minutes (hiking today instead, due to stiff knees)
Last night's weigh-out: 275.2
This morning's weigh-in: 272.6
Currently reading: The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image, by Leonard Shlain Powell's | Amazon ]
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