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January 5, 2003
"Selected police officers were tasked to wear mascot costumes as they patrol the shopping malls in the capital to make their presence less obtrusive and more friendly." - welcome to mall security, LSD style.
posted by jdaura at 6:59 PM PST - 18 comments
Messaging ogling Google lobby
"At Google's headquarters off Highway 101 in Mountain View, visitors
sit in the lobby, transfixed by the words scrolling by on the wall:"
I thought to actually *message* the viewers with -
I hope you Google-ites get a good kick out of searches!
- no quotes.
Do it, Me-Fi!
The link is to the full post at Topica.
posted by Grand Wahzoo at 4:16 PM PST - 21 comments
Is Gavin Menzies
the Stephen Wolfram of history? That's the question today's New York Times
, pw: mabuse
) suggests in a Menzies profile. Menzies has a new book out, 1421
, which claims that the Chinese discovered America seven decades before Columbus did. Some people
have made similarly precise claims about this planet's developments. Others
have seen their amateur claims initially mocked and later proven to be correct. Is Menzies onto something or is he a crank? And how do we place the passionate amateur within the realm of scholarly pursuits?
posted by ed at 3:43 PM PST - 17 comments
is a browser plugin-in that "uses member ratings to form collective human opinions on website quality." The plugin-in then uses these ratings to recommend websites, much like Amazon.com recommends books.
posted by theWoodpecker at 12:05 PM PST - 10 comments
Did You Catch That?
Linguistics expert Deborah Tannen looks at perceptions and realities surrounding the speed at which we intercommunicate (washingtonpost.com).
posted by LinusMines at 9:15 AM PST - 23 comments