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Silence is the Enemy

The more people blog on a subject, the less I feel like blogging about it. At best there’s nothing new I can add. At worst it’s following the herd rather than using your own voice. There’s certainly plenty of people blogging on this topic and...

Seen Elsewhere

There’s a post up at Glossographia Warning: long and meta. I’m adding a note here because I’ll want to link back to it when i finally get onto blogging for the Tech Tuesday series. It’s more thoughts on pseudonymity, anonymity and setting an...

Herodotus and the shape of the world

What shape did the ancient Greeks think the world was? Usually the answer is to look in philosophy texts. It’s been suggested that Thales thought the world was flat and floated on water. His (possible) pupil, Anaximander, thought the world was drum-shaped and...