Wynne prize controvery – You may be looking for this post: A Wynne-lose for Sam Leach and his judges


Back to yesterday’s post:

Last week, I posted this graphic below, which I thought was wonderful. Inevitably someone pointed out that you have to have loved before you’ve lost – so the Lost circle cannot exist outside the Loved, therefore there is no Venn overlap, just a smaller dark circle rattling around inside a bigger red circle. Alas, no amount of sophistry on my part could overcome that objection.



But this cartoon unsnookers that problem. A neatly unsympathetic rendition of what men want, from the the New Yorker, April 5:



And here’s the music to go with it, Billy Bragg’s Must I Paint You a Picture?

It’s bad timing and me
We find a lot of things out this way
And there’s you
A little black cloud in a dress
The temptation
To take the precious things we have apart
To see how they work


Apple eats itself

JobsWozniakThe Apple story continues – its market value recently passed US$210 billion on the stock exchange, trailing Microsoft by a mere 50 billion – anyway, Slate has an extremely interesting piece about apple god Steve Jobs and his co-Apple pip, Steve Wozniak, the actual maker of the original Apple computer; Jobs was the businessman (Jobs left). It comes with a quietly stunning and rather sad coda. Please read it. Here is the opening graph:

In 2006, professor Jonathan Zittrain of Harvard Law School predicted that over the next decade there would be a determined effort to replace the personal computer with a new generation of “information appliances.” He was, it turned out, exactly right. But the one thing he couldn’t forecast was who would be leading the charge. How, indeed, could anyone have guessed that Apple Inc., the creator of the personal computer, would lead the effort to exterminate it?

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