Dozens of Words for Snow, None for Pollution →
Perched atop the Arctic food chain, the people of the Far North face an impossible choice: abandon their traditional foods, or ingest the rest of the world’s poisons with every bite.
Heckler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia →
Origin of the word “heckler” is in the flax textile trade in Dundee, Scotland. Some of my ancestors were hecklers, I disovered today.
Periodismo Ciudadano - Future of Journalism... →
Guardian.co.uk debate sobre el futuro del periodismo con los grandes gurÃºs de la comunicaciÃ³n
Interview: The cellphone anthropologist - opinion... →
Mobile phone anthropology / design research for Nokia.
Handmade Scotch Eggs Company - Finest quality... →
These are not simply Scotch Eggs, these are lovingly prepared meals in their own right - made with eggs from free to roam happy chickens and pigs. I will be ordering some of these.
Trapped in an Elevator: Online Only Video: The New... →
Time-lapse footage of Nicholas White, who was trapped in an elevator in New York Cityâs McGraw-Hill building for forty-one hours.
Retro Futurism: Roll-Oh the Household Robot Solves... →
A bored housewife, her “chromium butler,” and a condescending workman from Ray’s Robot Repair star in Leave It to Roll-Oh (1940), a film short originally shown at the New York World’s Fair of…
American B-Side →
Dr Barnardo and Sue Ryder are on a mission to preserve and propagate music and cover art that might otherwise be lost to time and taste. From Hindi Calypso to Yugoslavian Mariachis these champions of…
Visualisations of Doctor Who episodes via... →
Beautiful work by Matthew Sommerville
4 words that will earn you a punch in the face if...
catbird: Vlog Moblog Incentivize Webinar* (*I’ll throw in a free kick in the ding-dong with this one) I would add: Monetize Cewebrity
Ed Mitchell: Platform neutral » Blog Archive »... →
Sixth foot washes up on Canadian beach →
Surveillance Society: The New Yorker →
The Mass-Observation movement and the meaning of everyday life. “Weather maps of public feeling”
The Manchizzle: An Anthropology of Ourselves →
“They intended merely to expose facts ‘in simple terms to all observers, so that their environment may be understood, and thus constantly transformed,’”
Civil Service: Participation online guidance →
Principles for participation online.
The English Project: Home →
English Project aims to create an innovatory âlanguage expositionâ where visitors will be able to explore the English language in all its vigorous complexity across time and geography.
50 office-speak phrases you love to hate →
My bete-noir is “watch-out” used as a noun.
Mystery on Fifth Avenue - NYTimes.com →
Architect builds Rube Goldberg type puzzle inside a client’s apartment. Fantastic.
BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Experts unveil 'cloak... →
Scientists have shown off the blueprint for an “acoustic cloak”, which could make objects impervious to sound waves. The technology, outlined in the New Journal of Physics, could be used to build…
NameThis :: projects →
three world-validated names for your thingamajig in 48 hours.
And now, the government advice on what to do about... →
Screengrab of page from HM Revenue and Customs on “National Insurance Numbers (NINOs): Format and Security: What to do if you suspect or discover fraud”. Rather ridiculous.
charlietodd: The Democratic primary in 8 minutes.
Big Daily's 'Hyperlocal' Flop - WSJ.com →
For believers in the power of rigorous local coverage to help save newspapers, the Washington Post’s launch of LoudounExtra.com last July was a potentially industry-defining event….a chance to…
Terrorists Don't Do Movie Plots - Schneier.com →
Sometimes it seems like the people in charge of homeland security spend too much time watching action movies. They defend against specific movie plots instead of against the broad threats of…
Bruce Schneier: Are photographers really a threat?... →
Given that real terrorists, and even wannabe terrorists, don’t seem to photograph anything, why is it such pervasive conventional wisdom that terrorists photograph their targets? Why are our fears so…
Bruce Schneier: Are photographers really a threat? →
Pandas recover from trauma after China earthquake →
Pandas recover from trauma after China earthquake... →
Celebrating the Semicolon in a Most Unlikely... →
Semicolon sightings in the city are unusual, period, much less in exhortations drafted by committees of civil servants. In literature and journalism, not to mention in advertising, the semicolon has…
Gin, Television, and Social Surplus - Here Comes... →
£40,000 bounty to bring new settlers to a dying... →