19 August 2004

Search engines which offer small screen shots of pages (thumbnails) with search results. While these are certainly nothing new they seem to be gaining in popularity. Thanks to the Google API (August 30th is the 2nd anniversary of the last update of the API -- "Bug fix release for beta2 ), you can also get Google results this way with ggler ( http://www.ggler.com/index.php ).

The project ‹ known as ARTstor and financed by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (has poured more than $30 million into ARTstor (www.artstor.org)), could eventually revolutionize the way art history is taught and studied. It is available for nonprofit institutions only. The way technology has been able to transform education is remarkable, said Neil Rudenstine, the former Harvard University president who is now chairman of ARTstor. "That only happens, if you are lucky, once a century." ...using ARTstor's images was like "entering the print with your eye." http://nytimes.com/2004/08/14/arts/design/14ART.html?8hpib

The urban maze : http://www.nature.com/news/2004/040809/full/040809-18.html There really does seem to be a property, peculiar to cities, that makes them harder to find your way around than other types of network.

from http://blog.outer-court.com/archive/2004_08_11_index.html#109222064061401876
from http://www.researchbuzz.org/archives/001929.shtml

"I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean." - G. K. Chesterton

"...just think what you know to think, say what you know to say, and do what you know to do, you'll blow all their little minds." - The Universe

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