Archive for date: June 1, 2005

What I want to know is…

June 1, 2005 | I Kid You Not | By: Mark VandeWettering

just how did this seem like a good idea? I mean really, did someone pitch the idea like “I know, to emphasize how the comments in the press can turn around and reflect badly on our organization, let’s make a training video featuring a topless lesbian wedding!”? Did that seem like a good idea to […]

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My bookshelf

June 1, 2005 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Just another test of my camera phone and automatic posting. I think my copy of Darwin’s Origin of Species is on the shelf above though. I actually think Stroustrup’s C++ Programming Language may in fact be the most harmful book of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Ten Most Harmful Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries

June 1, 2005 | Politics | By: Mark VandeWettering

With only brief commentary on my part, I submit Human Events, The National Conservative Weekly’s list of the Ten Most Harmful Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries. The Kinsey Report? Number Four? Dewey’s Democracy and Education? Admittedly, two topics not generally favored by conservatives… I also liked their synopsys of Keynes’ General Theory of […]

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Optics Fun With Gelatin

June 1, 2005 | Amateur Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

Today’s bizarre science link of the day comes from the opticsforkids.com website, and is entitled Optics Fun With Gelatin. Edible optics? What optical phenomena have you noticed in a bowl of Jell-O? Find a small laser, buy a box of unflavored gelatin, and have some fun in your kitchen. I couldn’t agree more.

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WSJ.com – Blogging Becomes A Corporate Job; Digital ‘Handshake’?

June 1, 2005 | Blogging | By: Mark VandeWettering

We need a new word. The Wall Street Journal has an article about blogging as the new corporate job. I’m not happy with applying the same word to what I do and what corporate public relations offices do. To me, blogging is about exploiting the Internet as a cheap publishing medium for individuals. While coporate […]

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