Assorted Links

  1. Why Word has an animated paperclip. For more on this, see the excellent Who Really Matters: The Core Group Theory of Power, Prestige, and Success by Art Kleiner.
  2. Does sugar make it harder to fight off microbes?
  3. Practical memory training.
  4. Interview with Leonard Mlodinow, author of Feynman’s Rainbow and the soon-to-be-published The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives.

Thanks to Dave Lull and Peter Spero.

Assorted Links

1. Gary Taubes speaks at Stevens Institute of Technology. This page curiously links to itself.

2. Ticket cameras increase crashes. The opposite of what was promised. They have just been installed in downtown Berkeley.

3. Humor and the boss-employee relationship. Not exactly self-experimentation, but close.

4. Sherwin Nuland on being treated for severe depression. His doctors recommended that Nuland receive a prefrontal lobotomy. A resident said: Let’s try ECT.

Thanks to Dave Lull.