Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas Adam's, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, is a wonderfully fun book, and a must-read for anybody who enjoys sarcasm, satire, SciFi, and just good nonsensical fun.  I practically grew up hearing about this book and laughing when my dad and brothers would quote from it at the dinner table; when I finally read it, I was not disappointed.  Adams is a great writer, and a technophile whose imagined gadgets are actually becoming more of a reality than most people probably imagined when it was published in 1979.  I have chosen to take this hilarious book and to look at it and write about it this semester while I explore the potentials of writing about literature online.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Doing Real-World Science, But Skipping The Ph.D. : NPR

This is a story that NPR's Science Friday did in January about crowdsourcing scientific research.  I found it very interesting and when we talked about crowdsourcing in class the other day I immediately rememebered it..  You should listen to the story or read the trasncript if you're interested.  It's short but, like most stories on Science Friday, very good.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Great Books

I don't think that I could name any one book that has influenced me in a way no other book has. There have been several that I have loved, but I don't know if I could say that any one book has changed my life. That said, I can think of two books that I really loved that have influenced what I read and how I read.