What would happen if you put Yogi Berra in charge of making infographics? We’ve written about the problems with infographics before, but this one takes the cake. There’s a fun one from Ethos3 up at […]
“Freedom of any kind is the worst for creativity.” Who said it?
For a book about nothing, Charles Seife’s Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea sure is something. “The clashes over zero were the battles that shook the foundations of philosophy, of science, of […]
“If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the following one it should be fired. Otherwise don’t put it there.” Who said it?
Wow, 100 issues of Nota Bene! Props to Russ for helping me for a while with this nifty little S&R feature. Never mind all that now, let’s get on with this issue. […]
“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”
Black swans, butterfly effects, terrorist detectors and marketing research: we don't know nearly as much as we think we do
Prediction is a big, big business these days, and even those of us who aren’t explicitly in the prediction business probably do all we can to make sense of the future. For […]
Has a college degree become a bad investment? Better question: is conservative rhetoric the worst investment in history?
Yesterday over at Future Majority, Kevin Bondelli responded to Jack Hough’s New York Post column “Don’t Get That College Degree!” Bondelli’s take led with one of the more terrifying titles I’ve seen […]
I come from a family background that was conflicted on the question of education. On the one hand, my grandparents (who raised me from the time I was three) realized that whatever […]
Once upon a time the Denver Post was a pretty good newspaper. These days? Well, it’s pretty much like every other newspaper. And that isn’t a compliment. On Sunday last (the 21st) […]