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My delicious.com bookmarks for August 25th through August 27th

  • Clive Thompson on the New Literacy – Maybe the Internet isn't the end of literacy after all…
  • Galileo’s telescope reaches 400th anniversary – "Exactly 400 years ago today, on 25 August 1609, the Italian astronomer and philosopher Galilei Galileo showed Venetian merchants his new creation, a telescope – the instrument that was to bring him both scientific immortality and, more immediately, a whole lot of trouble."
  • Creationists, now they’re coming for your children – "The Greatest Show on Earth is a book about the positive evidence that evolution is a fact. It is not intended as an antireligious book. I’ve done that, it’s another T-shirt, this is not the place to wear it again. Bishops and theologians who have attended to the evidence for evolution have given up the struggle against it."

My delicious.com bookmarks for April 6th through April 12th

  • Objectified – New documentary from the people that gave you Helvetica. Looks interesting.
  • Georgia recalls Soviet crackdown – I visited ten years after this. It's a really beautiful country and such a shame that it keeps descending into civil war or getting into a scuffle with its northern neighbour.
  • Odds of Dying in a Terrorist Attack – "You are eight times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist." Maybe the government should start protecting us from the police instead? (via Kottke.org)

My delicious.com bookmarks for February 7th through February 9th

My delicious.com bookmarks for January 21st through January 22nd

  • NetNewsWire and iPhone-Sized Data – "Lesson learned: It’s not enough for an iPhone app to sport an iPhone-optimized user interface. It needs iPhone-sized data, too." I agree with this in principle but I've been thinking how I'd apply it to my iPhone application, Yummy, and coming up with a blank. How can you decide in advance which bookmarks you'll want to see? Most recent? Those with a particular tag? I can't think of an option other than 'all.'
  • The Inauguration of President Barack Obama – In case you're not sick of the inauguration already, here are some great images of the day.
  • Gordon Brown withdraws plan to keep details of MPs' expenses secret – "The PM said proposals for reforms of MPs' expenses would provide 'more transparency' than in most other parliaments around the world." I'm not convinced that this is a standard we should aspire to. Let's face it, our parliament is more open that North Korea and less tyrannical than Iran's but really that's not much of an achievement.

My del.icio.us bookmarks for July 29th through August 4th

My del.icio.us bookmarks for January 29th through February 3rd