Two Interesting Articles On The Networked Life

And I don’t mean computer networks. First, this iinteresting article from Metropolis magazine on “disconnected urbanism”. The author is discussing how cellphones enable us to transcend physicality and still maintain communication relationships, and how our phone number is so much less geographically relevant than it used to be. The author is also concerned that cellphone … More Two Interesting Articles On The Networked LifeMore Two Interesting Articles On The Networked Life

Harry Potter And Individual Liberty

The second Harry Potter movie is on short rotation on HBO, and I estimate that in the past week we’ve seen it about eight or so times; in fact, I had the major ephiphany in the paper I worked on over the holiday while sprawled on the floor during about the sixth viewing of it. … More Harry Potter And Individual LibertyMore Harry Potter And Individual Liberty

Wizbang Blog Awards

While it may be unseemly to mention, it is even more unseemly to nominate oneself in the “best female authored blog” category. But why no “best economics blog” category? … More Wizbang Blog Awards

Superconductor Power Lines

Randall Parker at FuturePundit has a post on superconducting power cables, in which he notes their benefits over copper: Superconductor power cables can carry three to five times the power of conventional copper cables. Compact, underground superconductor cables can be used to expand capacity and direct power flows at strategic points on the electric power … More Superconductor Power LinesMore Superconductor Power Lines

Links List Updated

This morning I’ve also updated my links list, most notably correcting the egregious absence of Robert Prather, Catallarchy, and Catallaxy Files from my list. But it’s an illustration of the cognitive process at work — you start seeing new links and references, you build up the frequency with which you visit them by clicking through … More Links List UpdatedMore Links List Updated

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

BTW, I forgot to mention in light of Steve Verdon’s successful homemade cranberry sauce experience that I have been making homemade cranberry sauce for years, with this recipe: 1 bag cranberries 3/4 c. orange juice 1 1/2 c. sugar 2 T freshly grated orange rind Boil until the skins on the cranberries split. Skim foam … More Homemade Cranberry SauceMore Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Technology Review Blog

With thanks to Virginia Postrel for the link, here is the Technology Review Blog, the weblog of Technology Review magazine. I love this magazine because it showcases how creative and visionary people can be. So please do pay them a visit and welcome them to the block! … More Technology Review Blog

The Straight Dope On Ethanol

Via my friend Ann, this most recent Cecil Adams Straight Dope column on ethanol. He’s apparently done his reading, as he references some of the academic and policy literature in his comments. And he doesn’t mind naming names: The immediate beneficiaries of ethanol subsidies have been corn farmers and, more significantly, the Archer Daniels Midland … More The Straight Dope On EthanolMore The Straight Dope On Ethanol

Voip Content At The Pff Weblog

The good folks at Progress & Freedom Foundation are all over the FCC VOIP proceedings. I encourage interested parties to start with Kent Lassman’s summary of the proceedings, and then scroll up for further commentary. From Kent’s conclusion: The real issue is not over the size of the sandbox controlled by state or federal regulators. … More Voip Content At The Pff WeblogMore Voip Content At The Pff Weblog