February 28, 2009 @ 2:00 am | Filed under: Links
(Whoops, sorry for some duplicate link-posting. My Delicious plugin hadn’t been working so I manually posted links on Saturday. Now the plugin is working again and this autopost went up in the night.)
- Take Note: Doodling Can Help Memory on Yahoo! Health – “Researchers in the United Kingdom found that test subjects who doodled while listening to a recorded message had a 29 percent better recall of the message’s details than those who didn’t doodle.”
- Neil Gaiman’s Journal: The end of the Audiobook argument – ”
An audio book, read by someone who’s good at it, is an audio book, an experience that’s different to, sometimes complementary to, the words on the page. A computer reading to you is a computer reading to you. And at the point where they can read books to us as well as we can read them aloud to each other, we will have other things to worry about.”
- Matthew Yglesias » Relative Prices Blogging – “In Agatha Christie’s autobiography, she mentioned how she never thought she would ever be wealthy enough to own a car – nor so poor that she wouldn’t have servants.”
- Octopus removes valve, floods floor of Santa Monica Pier Aquarium – Boing Boing –
- The amazing Amazon Kindle is bad news for the publishing industry. – By Farhad Manjoo – Slate Magazine – “Say Barnes & Noble signed a deal to sell the next Twilight book at a huge discount. But with a catch—the book would be published in invisible ink, and in order to read it you’d need to buy a special Barnes & Noble black light. This is ludicrous, of course, and no bookstore would ever attempt such a deal. But what’s the Kindle other than a fancy digital decoder ring?”
- The Web Guitar Teacher: 1.99 Video Guitar Lessons – Short web tutorials for specific guitar riffs. Cool.
- Imaginary Blog: February 2009 Carnival of Children’s Literature: Valentine’s Edition –
- Little Green Notebook: Make Shades Out of Mini Blinds – Great idea. I like fabric shades so much better than mini blinds. HT: Michele Quigley
“A virus walks into a bar…”
How is it possible I haven’t read it already?