Friday 26 November 2021

Quote of the Day

“People are allowed to shout when they are drunk. That is not being disorderly.”

  • A Clerkenwell Magistrate in the good old days

Musical alternative to the morning’s radio news

Scott Joplin | The Entertainer (1902)


Lovely tune but played too quickly for my taste: sounds as though the pianist had a train to catch and had to get the piece out of the way before he left. If you’d like a nice (and more leisurely) guitar version, try this this!

Long Read of the Day

 The algorithmic public sphere and democracy

By Aniek van den Brandt

A useful essay on the the problematic consequences of the shift from human gatekeepers of the public sphere to algorithmic ones. Useful reading for anyone who hasn’t hitherto been steeped in this stuff. It’s a 12-minute read.

My commonplace booklet

Making a LEGO car that can climb obstacles.

This is lovely — and instructive!

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