Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Things I learned from Wikipedia, Volume 1

"[Paul] Krugman says that his interest in economics began with Isaac Asimov's Foundation novels, in which the social scientists of the future use "psychohistory" to attempt to save civilization. As psychohistory does not currently exist, Krugman turned to economics, which he considered the next best thing."

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tweets from Underground

far and away the funniest email message I received in 2008:
"Fyodor Dostoyevsky is now following you on Twitter!"