Saturday, September 22, 2012

Geek Love

Letters of Note: The Vision of Sin 
Charles Babbage gently takes to task Alfred Tennyson's poem "The Vision of Sin": for a verse "which reads – "Every moment dies a man, Every moment one is born." and suggests changing it for accuracy to "Every moment dies a man, Every moment 1 1/16 is born."

While in the Guardian, Simon Singh corrects Katie Melua's song "Nine Million Bicycles" ( He finds the "little ditty is deeply annoying, because [Katie] demonstrates a deep ignorance of cosmology and no understanding of the scientific method." Read the rest of the article at the link above - bloody awesome plus it has a poem!!!

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