Another Dark Little Corner
Started this before change to "New Blogger", as backup in case of trouble with digiphoto blog "In a Small Dark Room", or rants & links blog "Hello Cruel World" . Useful - at one stage Dark Room was there, but like the astrophysical Dark Matter, we could't see it ... better now, but kept Just In Case.
There is nothing. There is no God and no universe, there is only empty space, and in it a lost and homeless and wandering and companionless and indestructible Thought. And I am that thought. And God, and the Universe, and Time, and Life, and Death, and Joy and Sorrow and Pain only a grotesque and brutal dream, evolved from the frantic imagination of that same Thought. Mark Twain (letter to Joseph Twichell after his wife's death)
[me, on a bad day]
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Preditors and Editors
Everything you wanted to know about literary agents
On the getting of agents
(and my Wish List)
One big trouble with "League Tables" for schools, hospitals & so on, is that it seems that the result is often the exact opposite of what you'd think would be the useful purpose of having them.
My idea of that purpose is that "struggling" places should get extra resources, funding, and an examination of what can be done to improve them, e.g. by comparing their input, treatment (including the physical situation of the institution) & outcomes with "successful" ones.
Yet what seems to often happen is that the differences get worse, as the struggling places are penalised and the successful ones supported.
Forbes' "Fifteen People Who Have Changed the World"
Forbes Magazine has, of course, their own ideal of what is "better" for the world. I have some strong disagreements. But it's good to get something to consider.
Fifteen People Who Have Changed the World - Lifestyle Channels (Yahoo): "Fifteen People Who Have Changed the World"
None of us can see what directions the world will take in the future, and events that seem monumental today might turn out to be mere pebbles on the road of history. But there are some achievements so notable, so ground-shaking, that even within the short space of a few decades we can feel their impact. We've chosen a few examples of this revolutionary spirit: 15 people who changed the world since 1950.Slideshow (www.forbes.com/2007/05/23/people-changed-world-tech-07rev_cz_tb_0524changers_slide_2.html)
Similar to the USSR too?
Not without application to the current Australian government
Integrity, by Digby (Sat, 30th June, 2007)