Monthly Archives: January 2011

Maps with Meaning

By Jack Simony The book Cartographia is worth a mention here — it is a magnificent collection of maps spanning both history and the globe.  What makes this book a marvel is that in it, Vincent Virga shows us how … Continue reading

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Snoozeworthy (Snows-worthy?). Not Newsworthy.

By Jack Simony CNN must be hard-pressed to come up with content.  It’s leading off with the news that 49 of our 50 states have snow on the ground.  Every state except Florida, in case you were now wondering which … Continue reading

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iPad Elementary?

By Jack Simony I’m both intrigued and repelled. As the NY Times reported today: A growing number of schools across the nation are embracing the iPad as the latest tool to teach Kafka in multimedia, history through “Jeopardy”-like games and … Continue reading

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By Jack Simony Whether you’re the wildcard or the first seed it all doesn’t matter anymore. It’s playoff time! Playoffs start tomorrow and my guys are taking on Peyton Manning and the Colts this weekend. I’ll be watching the game, … Continue reading

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