How they sell condos in Milan

I was recently in Milan for a conference.  One day, while walking around one of the suburbs, I saw a new condo development. Near the street was a large billboard advertising the condos that were being built. Here’s the billboard.…

The importance of composition

Some students quibble with me about the weight I give “composition skills.”  This usually happens at the end of the semester when I grade the team design reports. Composition is more than just spelling or grammar.  These days, a computer…

English is funny

There is no egg in the eggplant, no ham in the Hamburger and neither pine nor apple in the pineapple. English muffins were not invented in England; French fries were not invented in France. Quicksand takes you down slowly, boxing…

Who says academics don’t have a sense of humour?

I.J. Good was, despite the name, a real person who worked with Alan Turing and researched the logic of evidence for decades.  He also had a great sense of humour. http://www.culturalcognition.net/blog/2014/12/24/anyone-who-doesnt-agree-must-be-a-marxist-plus-bans-decibans.html And if you’ve had the misfortune of never being…