Eclectifying

I talk about things I find interesting. I find a lot of things interesting…

More Movie Poster Detail Than You Imagined

by Ken Arnold on Mon 4 March 2013

Ladies, gentlemen, and any other sentient readers, I give to you … The billing block. The billing block is the big wad of text at the bottom of the movie poster that lists, well, honestly, who among us really knows without looking? I can’t remember ever having perused it, except for spoofs of movie posters. I […]

Book idea: History of knowledge transfer

by Ken Arnold on Wed 20 February 2013

This thing with Indian and Arabic math/astro makes me think it would be interest to read (write?) a book following that information flow. Generally speaking, we in the west have historically thought of science as starting in Classical Greece, with information from previous civilization’s math/astro (e.g., from Babylonian civilization), then after some Roman engineering stuff, […]