Here is a Bright Idea, Possibly Worth Billions

by Scott McLemee on April 21, 2007

As noted elsewhere this week, the eminent American essayist George Scialabba has recently taken his work online with

But that’s just the beginning. He’s on a roll. [click to continue…]

Don Knuth

by Kieran Healy on April 21, 2007

Via “3QD”:, a nice “profile”: of the great “Don Knuth”: who — amongst many other things — gave the world “TeX”:, which, together with its “various”: descendants, helps make technical writing beautiful and encourages amateur typophiles to “waste their time”: formatting their “work”:

John Bates Clark Medal

by Kieran Healy on April 21, 2007

Not content with their Nobel Prize, Economists also emulate Mathematics with their Fields Medal analog, the “John Bates Clark Medal”: This year, for the first time, the winner is a woman: Harvard’s “Susan Athey”: Congratulations to her. (Hat tip: “Brad DeLong”: