29 February 2008

This week I learned...

I spent most of this week sick in bed, but I did discover that:

  • According to the Jameel Poverty Action Lab at MIT, the cheapest way to improve attendance in Kenyan schools is mass deworming.

  • There's a guy removing Garfield from Garfield comic strips. The result: “an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life”.

  • Guy Steele wrote The TELNET Song. Before webcomics, if hackers wanted to laugh without leaving the net, they had to make their own humor.

Also, I like this poem: “The Trash Can”.

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