Saturday, August 14, 2010
What will I invent this month?
Among the other "man caves" mentioned in the article I discussed yesterday was Thomas Edison's library in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Looking him up and seeing that he holds 1093 patents, I did the math. That's an average of about a patent a month, every month across his entire, 84-year lifespan.
This was actually true for a while.
For a few months, commenters on Paul Krugman's blog made it, "one of the more informative and interesting places to hear economics debated,"at least until he
changed his comment policy gave up.
Two Good Beers
I recently got chances to taste two beers I'd never had before and liked both of them: abbey-style Grimbergen Double Ale, and a black IPA by 21st Amendment Brewery. The second of these was a variant on the IPA style I'd never heard of.
From the Vault
Last weekend, my wife and I were in Maine to see her parents, who often spend some time up there each summer. Back in '07, I posted pictures from the same lobstering town.
You may have missed ...
... Andrew Dalton's discussion of why the mosque at the site of the World Trade Center Atrocities of 2001 has hit such a raw nerve. Money quote: "[N]ow, the one group of people who do seem confident are the followers of the same malevolent religion that catalyzed (though did not ultimately cause) so much of the mess we're in." Read the whole thing.