Selections from the Archive

Wasted URLs: Free the Animals
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What makes for a wasted URL?  It depends on the person and the site, particularly what that person expects to see when they type the URL in and press return. Consider, if you... Read More

2007 U.S. GDP in Pie-Vision!
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Five days a week (or more), millions of Americans leave their homes to go to “work”.  What does it all add up to?  Gross Domestic Product, the sum of all final goods and... Read More

Meet the Necessities
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There’s the simplified version. Now let’s go the other direction with it… That’s more like it. Okay, it’s 2010 AD. Civilization has had a few thousand years.  How are we doing in fulfilling... Read More