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The loyal dog of the Japanese tsunami

Loyal dogs = engaged readers

The image of the dead soldier’s dog lying by its master’s coffin, heaving deep sighs, is one that’s going to be with us for a while. The story broke on Thursday. Navy Seal Jon Tumilson died in the Chinook chopper downing that killed 37 other American personnel in the most deadly single incident of the […]

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Cover of Raymond Chandler's Pick-up on Noon Street

James Gleick, The Information and good stories

“Information implies surprise.” One evening in 1955 Claude Shannon walked to the bookshelf, pulled out a book and read an incomplete sentence to his wife. The sentence was “A small oblong reading lamp on the -” and the book was “Pickup on Noon Street”, by Raymond Chandler. His wife had to guess the next letters […]

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Yury Lifshits and the short life of Ediscope

Yury Lifshits and the short life of Ediscope

The “foundation links” in the right-hand column are pieces of research or thinking we consider central to the Share Wars project. At the moment we have only four links, and one of them is Yury Lifshits’s Ediscope project. “Ediscope” has a whiff of the Alexander Graham Bells about it. The idea was to create a system, […]

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