11 Microlog entries tagged with ‘toread’

Paul Feig walks the AV Club through Freaks And Geeks
Saving this for when I rewatch the series, once I finally procure the box set. #   ·

The Human Lake
“Instead of being lashed to a lab bench for years, carrying out experiments to illuminate one particular fold in one particular protein, we [science writers] get to play the field. We travel between different departments, different universities, different countries, and—most important of all—different disciplines. And sometimes we see links between different kinds of science that scientists themselves have missed. Which is why… I presented my audience with this photograph of a lake. For the next hour, I tried to convince them that their bodies are a lot like that lake, and that appreciating this fact could help them find new ways to treat diseases ranging from obesity to heart disease to infections of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.” Carl Zimmer’s talk on the importance of the human body’s microbial system. A long read, but fascinating stuff [c/o Kottke]. #   ·

How to enjoy opera
I can’t stand opera. But if I were ever to attend one, I’d do some reading here first. #   ·

A Brief History of the Corporation: 1600 to 2100
The definitiom of tl;dr (but worth saving for reference). #   ·

‘March Backwards Into the Future’ — Marshall McLuhan’s Century
Notes on The Medium Is The Massage. Which reminds me, I’ve still to read Understanding Media. #   ·

Orange you glad you got your Nickelodeon?
An epic MeFi post on the history of the kids’ TV channel. I haven’t even begun to delve into it yet. #   ·

Errol Morris: Did My Brother Invent E-Mail With Tom Van Vleck?
Part one of five, and every one worth proper digestion. #   ·

The 100 greatest non-fiction books (according to The Guardian)
Filing this for future reference. #   ·

Nearly 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism
More longform reading to file for later. #   ·

Read Houdini’s books via Google Books and Library of Congress
Saved here for future reference. #   ·

The Hive Mind: Folksonomies and User-Based Tagging
An intro to the phenomenon for those unfamiliar. Filed here for future reference. #   ·

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