Tuesday, October 04, 2005


  • Even the French like Harry Potter
  • Ray Kurzweil, author, inventor, futurist, and artificial intelligence expert talks about why he thinks the singularity is near
  • How to Organize a Book Group with a Social Conscience. The author suggests that such a book group should read fiction with a moral purpose in order to learn about the world, communities and political issues. There is even a long list of some really good books at the end. But to read a book solely for moral relevancy seems to do it and literature in general a disservice.
  • The National Gallery bought a sketch of Ted Hughes by Sylvia Plath for the paltry sum of $48,500.