Great sentences. Here is one neo bohemia noted, from Anathem:
August moonlight . music « neo bohemia
“…everyone heard music but only a few actually knew how to make it.”
I enjoyed this sentence yesterday:
Socks were no longer quite so foreign in themselves, but the weight of these, wet, still amazed him.
It’s from Spook Country by William Gibson, which I am rereading, getting ready for the new Gibson novel “Zero History” next month.
In addition to a drinking water crises there will apparently also be a Helium crisis. It’s those damn party balloons!
Un-gifting or un-branding – very funny.
Movement on the education front. Not sure this L.A. Times study is the right thing though. It doesn’t measure a teachers overall ability, only how well s/he does in raising test scrores. I am not convinced that all this standardized testing is the way children learn best. I remember fondly those moments that were not at all related to testing, when a teacher would take 30 minutes or an hour to talk about something that was often quite unrelated to the subject of the class, but inspired us and made us see a different angle.
Terrible! We need a redesign of cities:
Marginal Revolution: Parking fact of the day
Several studies have found that cruising for curb parking generates about 30 percent of the traffic in central business districts.