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Weekend Edition: 3-2

Posted By Tim On March 2, 2013 @ 10:13 am In Miscellany/Linkage | Comments Disabled

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

  • Godless yet good [1] (“After 20 years of living in the US (I was born in Canada), I still tend to forget how many people here assume, simply as a matter of common sense, that the very idea of ‘secular ethics’ is an abomination, a contradiction, or both.”)
  • What Coke Contains [2] (“The number of individuals who know how to make a can of Coke is zero. The number of individual nations that could produce a can of Coke is zero.”) (via [3])

Bookish Linkage

Nonbookish Linkage


To bankrupt a fool, give him information.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Bed of Procrustes [16]

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[1] Godless yet good: http://www.aeonmagazine.com/world-views/troy-jollimore-secular-ethics/

[2] What Coke Contains: https://medium.com/the-ingredients-2/221d449929ef

[3] via: http://thebrowser.com/

[4] live in a gorgeous library: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9897164/Middle-aged-man-living-for-six-weeks-in-a-Cambridge-college-library.html

[5] ocial reading: http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2013/02/22/f-prpick-ebook.html

[6] via: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/books/

[7] Has the Kindle killed the Nook?: http://www.beyond-black-friday.com/2013/02/26/has-the-kindle-killed-the-nook/

[8] killing the ISBN: http://www.economist.com/news/international/21572751-digital-publishing-may-doom-yet-another-analogue-standard-book-keeping

[9] dystopian love stories: http://flavorwire.com/373669/the-10-greatest-dystopian-love-stories/view-all

[10] National Book Critics Circle Awards: http://bookcritics.org/blog/archive/national-book-critics-circle-announces-awards-for-publishing-year-2012

[11] fiction winner: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060885610/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0060885610&linkCode=as2&tag=aprogresonthe-20

[12] Tournament of Books: http://www.themorningnews.org/post/brackets-for-this-years-tournament-of-books

[13] be aware of CISPA: https://www.eff.org/cybersecurity-bill-faq

[14] a Siberian winter: http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/02/a-siberian-winter/100464/

[15] Eleven emerging scientific fields: http://io9.com/5987296/11-emerging-scientific-fields-that-everyone-should-know-about

[16] The Bed of Procrustes: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400069971/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1400069971&linkCode=as2&tag=aprogresonthe-20

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