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Wes Phillips  |  Feb 21, 2006  |  4 comments
He's a genius, but he can't drive a car, hold down a 9-to-5 job, or tell left from right. So he works from home, developing custom courses on language acquisition, numeracy, and literacy. He's autistic and he's articulate. Richard Johnson delivers a three-dimensional portrait of a very rare savant—one who can tell us how he does what he does.
Wes Phillips  |  Feb 21, 2006  |  2 comments
It has all the cool accessories.
Wes Phillips  |  Feb 21, 2006  |  0 comments
Yeah, yeah, I know—it's not cool to dig Dilbert now that it's huge. So sue me. I like Scot Adams' work ethic, the fact that he still corresponds with his readers, and his schtick. I think the strip continues to be the high point of the daily three-panel gag strips. Also, a lot is this is sadly true.
Wes Phillips  |  Feb 21, 2006  |  0 comments
Whom are you calling a pedant? (Two guesses.)
Wes Phillips  |  Feb 21, 2006  |  2 comments
In case that device for perfusing your head doesn't work, there's always transplantation. How has this been kept so quiet?
Wes Phillips  |  Feb 21, 2006  |  0 comments
A "device for perfusing an animal head." Wonder if the patent was granted.
Wes Phillips  |  Feb 20, 2006  |  3 comments
Foreign Policy posts a photo essay to accompany "The Shipbreakers".
Wes Phillips  |  Feb 19, 2006  |  1 comments
It's starting to seem like Columbia Records had a difficult time with that whole "live recording" as a paradigm for authenticity thing. First, we discovered that Duke Ellington's Live at Newport was faked, now Johnny Cash's Live at Folsom Prison turns out to be less than authentic, too. Is nothing sacred?
Wes Phillips  |  Feb 19, 2006  |  0 comments
Hans Berthe gave three lectures on quantum theory to a retirement village near Cornell. Cornell is streaming them on the web for those of us who need an expert interpretation—and who doesn't? As Richard Feynman so famously said, "If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don't understand quantum mechanics."
Wes Phillips  |  Feb 19, 2006  |  0 comments
Forget "Woe is me," the real question is "what is me?"

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