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:
with at least 500 books.

For budding authors who’d like to attempt to emulate that, there’s some good advice here:

On the other hand, some have found his output intimidating:

Some pages devoted to him: (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.


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.

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.

Not an impressive beginning.