Sunday, February 26, 2017 | RECENT NOTES

Fast Veg: Burger King

Last Autumn I walked into a McDonalds for the first time in months, and I decided to have the vegetable burger. While eating I thought about how little difference the lack of fresh prime beef made to the experience. I therefore decided to explore the hypothesis that taking the meat out of takeaway food need do nothing much to the overall taste or the experience. Today I found myself walking through Itis without having eaten lunch and I decided to perform the first test. I went into Burger King and ordered a Veggie Burger meal.


When we dreamed of all the good the internet would do

I read a post in TechnoLlama this week which included an interesting quotation from an article in Time magazine, posted on Christmas day 2006 by Lev Grossman. The article explained why Time has declared the Person of the Year as you, and you, and you, and everyone involved in any way with the internet.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | THERE WE WERE


Tuesday, June 10, 2003 | ESSAYS

Educational Opportunities in a Fictitious Country

Marinetta is the capital city of Rosario, a fictitious island situated in the Mediterranean Sea. It is also the title of an ongoing educational multimedia project that began in June 2002 and is intended to last for a minimum of five years.

Rosario has been created with a detailed geography, history, and local economy. It has a native language, which is (not coincidentally) identical to the reformed version of Esperanto known as Ido.

The goal of the project is to develop an immersive on-line environment that will permit different kinds of learning to take place simultaneously, while permitting one strand to interfere creatively with another.