Archive for date: November 17, 2004

What’s the last place you would look?

November 17, 2004 | My Diary | By: Mark VandeWettering

Imagine the following. You are home all day, sick from work. You don’t go anywhere special, or do anything outside your home. Yet, at the end of the day, you look down at your hand and to your horror, discover that your wedding ring has slipped off your finger sometime during the day! Eek! Well, […]

Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Washington, D.C.: U.S. vows 30M newspaper pages to go on Net

November 17, 2004 | Intellectual Property | By: Mark VandeWettering

The National Endowment for the Humanities is teaming with the Library of Congress to make 30 million newpaper pages from 1836 to 1922 available for free download over the net. Interestingly: The span of the joint project is limited because type faces of printers used before 1836 are too difficult for optical scanners to read, […]

Boing Boing: Theory of Fun PDF – UPDATED

November 17, 2004 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Cory Doctorow mentioned Ralph Koster’s Theory of Fun, an as yet unreleased (?) book on the design of games. Ralph has prepared 50 page PDF file which describes some of its content. Good stuff.