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Thank you, from a B├╝cherwurm

When I finally completed my doctoral dissertation, after many long delays, my parents and sisters celebrated the occasion by giving me a handsomely framed print of Der B├╝cherwurm, painted by Karl Spitzweg in 1850. I think they were greatly relieved … Continue reading

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Collecting Galileo

The BBC this week is covering how the Galileo museum in Florence has enhanced their Galileo collection: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/europe/10281535.stm The museum has long had a Galileo finger on display near the entrance — now they have more! A tooth and a … Continue reading

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Google as Big Brother

I’m becoming less and less happy with Google every day, it seems. Here’s the latest on Google as Big Brother: New York Times Wall Street Journal This snooping unaccountability raises scandalous to a whole new level. Also, I can’t ignore … Continue reading

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