Jolly Good Reads

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These are my hand-picked favourite articles from around the web, freshly chosen every day. All of them are jolly good reads.

These articles are the most interesting, curious and informative things I've found each day.

My favourite reads are mainly about Science, Technology, Art and Philosophy.

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A Scintillating Scintilla -

Shared 6 years 4 days ago

Once upon a time, there was a Latin noun scintilla and it meant spark. We all know what a spark is: it's the tiny little point of light that flies out of fire or fusebox. And because sparks are so tiny we got the English word scintilla, meaning tiny little thing, which is usually used in phrases lik...

A Scintillating Scintilla -

The Owl Jacket -

Shared 6 years 5 weeks ago

Back when I was writing The Horologicon, there was one word that I desperately wanted to include. But I couldn't because I didn't remember what it was. I could only remember what it meant.Years ago, I was chatting to an Italian lady and she told me a strange story of Italy. She told me that sometime...

The Owl Jacket -


Shared 9 years 51 weeks ago

A Talk WithFrank Schirrmacher[10.25.09]  

We are apparently now in a situation where modern technology is changing the way people behave, people talk, people react, people think, and people remember. And you encounter this not only in a theoretical way, but when you meet people, when suddenly...

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