On Science


wikimediawhitman“I like the scientific spirit—the holding off, the being sure but not too sure, the willingness to surrender ideas when the evidence is against them: this is ultimately fine—it always keeps the way beyond open—always gives life, thought, affection, the whole man, a chance to try over again after a mistake—after a wrong guess.”

– Walt Whitman

eBooks For Free


The New York Times and other sites are reporting that kindle users can now get eBooks from their sites. eBook services have been around for a bit but suddenly I am hearing about these options from all corners.
Seems like now is the time to get in on this, and in a way I like the fact that this is yet another way that public libraries can be relevant in our life. Libraries are by far my favorite public institution.

And if you are in NYC, check out the the New York Public Library eBook site here: