Posts Tagged ‘knowledge’

Asimov 500

April 4, 2012

It’s Reden’s 500th post on Thing of the Day today, so to celebrate here’s some links to a favourite author/polymath, Isaac Asimov who is credited here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Asimov_bibliography
with at least 500 books.

For budding authors who’d like to attempt to emulate that, there’s some good advice here:
http://writetodone.com/2012/01/23/writing-secrets-of-prolific-authors/

On the other hand, some have found his output intimidating:
http://davidraschphd.wordpress.com/2011/08/11/isaac-asimov-wrote-500-books-did-he-do-it-just-to-make-me-feel-bad/

Some pages devoted to him:
http://www.asimovonline.com/asimov_home_page.html
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/a/isaac-asimov/
http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/asimov.htm (this page seems particularly apposite as we have two Finnish interns just started with us for three months).  Terve!

And to finish with a quote from the Grandmaster:
“If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.” Isaac Asimov

 

A Google a Day

May 31, 2011

Here’s a daily quiz to test your Google search skills. It’s using something called Deja Google; a separate engine that searches the internet as it existed before the question was posed to prevent you from seeing someone’s posted answer.

http://agoogleaday.com

Howopia

March 7, 2011

This “valuable resource for people looking for information and instructions on how to complete a huge range of tasks” looks like a UK version eHow. So, if you want to know how to polish your shoes or remove fleas from your dog, this could be the site for you.

http://howopia.co.uk/

cuil – or not

July 31, 2008

Language Hat reveals that actually the new search engine ‘cuil’ which claims it’s an old Irish word for ‘knowledge’, isn’t.

http://www.languagehat.com/archives/003201.php

Not an impressive beginning.