Encyclopedia Britannica: End of the Road
The end of the road for Encyclopedia Britannica as we know it. The company will continue in digital form, but the iconic set of encyclopedias will no longer be printed.
I too want to make this fascinating varigated rainbow scarf! I seem to be knitting nothing but socks nowdays, but maybe if there is enough interest we can make it a planworld craft-along.
Using homeless people as mobile hotspots at SXSW
Controversial, yes, exploitative, no. The sense of wrongness that the idea provokes comes from being reminded of the inequities of our society, not because we are somehow degrading the homeless by giving them a job.
Nixon’s Love Letters
Who wrote this florid love letter in the third person? “And when the wind blows and the rains fall and the sun shines through the clouds (as it is now) he still resolves, as he did then, that nothing so fine ever happened to him or anyone else as falling in love with Thee — my dearest heart.” Surprise: Richard Nixon. Discover the soft side of Tricky Dick in the letters he wrote to woo his wife Pat. I equally like her short, cheerful, utilitarian missives: “”Hi-ho, Hi-ho! How does it go? It would be good to see and hear — . Night school is over about 9 so if you are through with club meeting perhaps I’ll see you?” I think it’s very clear who had all the hand in that relationship.
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