Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
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[links] Link salad don't serve your country, don't serve your king

Campaigners bemoan apostrophe policyA decision by officials in Birmingham, England, to drop possessive apostrophes from road and street signs has drawn the ire of education campaigners. ... John Richards, a retired journalist and founder of the Apostrophe Protection Society, described the policy as "absolute defeatism." Wait up a second there, bucko. "Apostrophe Protection Society"?

Book Design PrimerWe've all seen pages where the designer used a different face for every design element. This aesthetic is called "Junior High Yearbook." I don't agree with everything here, but it's interesting reading. I especially disagree with "You can't judge a book by its cover", since by definition the cover is what prompts someone to pick up the book on the store shelf or convention table. People in those situations don't buy books they haven't picked up and looked at. (Snurched from Scrivener's Error)

One pen to rule them all, one pen to find them... — (Thanks to danjite.)

Underground Particles Forecast Winter Storms — The headline is misleadingly ordinary. They're not talking about soil-based ice crystals or something, they're talking about muons.

New science could help solve climate crisis — Geoengineering, baby. The return of Big Science. (Thanks to lt260.)

?otD: How can we sleep when our beds are burning?




1/30/2009
Body movement: 40 minute ride on the stationary bike
This morning's weigh-in: 220.6
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville

Originally published at jlake.com.

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