Thursday Night Links
* “A superbly crafted combination of tower defence game and management sim that’s consistently thought-provoking, yet never heavy-handed”: Sweatshop HD is the latest victim in Apple’s war on serious games.
* Former Students’ Recollections of Classes Taught by Famous Authors. Here’s Nabokov:
He then described his requisites for reading the assigned books. He said we did not need to know anything about their historical context, and that we should under no circumstance identify with any of the characters in them, since novels are works of pure invention. The authors, he continued, had one and only one purpose: to enchant the reader. So all we needed to appreciate them, aside from a pocket dictionary and a good memory, was our own spines.
* I just want to hear them deny it: Big Soda: We’re not mass killers. #off-message
* A measure limiting National Science Foundation funding for political science research projects passed the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, quietly dealing a blow to the government agency.
Written by gerrycanavan
March 21, 2013 at 8:30 pm
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