Monthly Archives: September 2010

2010-09-24—DANGEROUS IDEAS

Your Man Friday’s Ideas are based on the idea that having ideas is our species’ best idea.  But like some of our other far less admirable ideas, like suppressing ideas, having ideas does have its dangers.  Here are some ideas … Continue reading

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2010-09-17—THE FATE OF USED BOOKS

“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested…” (Sir Francis Bacon)  Then––if one continues with the metaphor––what happens to them? THE OBSOLESCENCE OF USED TEXT BOOKS Textbooks are a lucrative … Continue reading

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2010-09-10—MATH AS ART

Your Man Friday is back on his virtual island, and these ideas are obviously influenced by his real world journeys, which included presenting a paper on the divorce of “The Two Cultures” of art and science and attending the wedding … Continue reading

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