Monday, October 23, 2006

Random fun from the web and something to think about

It's tenure file season, but it seems that one Professor Indiana Jones has been denied! (Okay, please don't let that get you all anxious about stuff if it's your turn. Surely you haven't garnered the anger of that many South American nations!)

And finally, someone is editing Shakespeare's Hamlet.

This just out: Edward Castronova from Indiana University is getting a MacArthur Foundation grant to work on developing a MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) game based on Shakespeare's Richard III. Watch out Everquest and World of Warcraft!

It looks like Castronova plays WoW and other on-line games, and his blog looks interesting (Terra Nova), so maybe he'll pull it off. Heck, I'd find an excuse to try it out at least! (edit: correction: Terra Nova seems to be a multi-writer blog, but it was linked in the article, and looks fascinating!)

And some unsettling discussion from Effect Measure about the potential environmental effects of widespread Tamiflu use. Holy cow, I never would have thought of the potential problem, but revere explains how Tamiflu gets processed in the human body and expelled, and it sounds convincing and bad environmentally.

And now, back to my regularly scheduled grading and committee work. I'm still looking for someone to volunteer to wear my regalia at the big important upcoming function. Anyone?

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