Mar 082009

Irregular bout of appreciation to the wonders of wikipedia sighted recently:

  • Simple english wikipedia was a gift from xkcd the other day. The effort to render complex concepts into form understandable by laypersons is probably much much harder than it seems.
  • Unusual software bugs (mostly named after scientists famous for their counterintuitive theories).
  • The stippled portraits made famous by Wall Street Journal are known as hedcuts.
  • A canonical listing of model railroad scales.
  • Every once in a while the domestic wikipedia exceeds the depth of the big original. The article on late Cliff Burton is one such.

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