1. History of Science as a Tube map

    via crispian.net A self-admittedly oversimplified map of history of science since the 16th century. …


  2. The Ultimate Rejection Letter

    Herbert A. MillingtonChair - Search Committee412A Clarkson Hall, Whitson UniversityCollege Hill, MA  34109Dear Professor Millington,Thank you for your letter of March 16.  After careful consideration, I regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your refusal to offer me an assistant professor position in your department. …


  3. The Age of Stupid - Trailer

    via spannerfilms.net …


  4. Lovelace and Babbage

    via sydneypadua.com This webcomic is pure genius and a very good read. Plus a lot of tidbits from history, history of science and steampunk. Click on the image to view the rest of the story on the original website …


  5. Hitler as a teaching assistant

    via youtube.com …


  6. Cosa diceva Berlinguer

    Sono giorni in cui si riparla di Berlinguer. Prima con la sua evocazione da parte del ministro di Tremonti, che ha chiesto di recuperarne il pensiero, poi oggi con una lettera critica di Stefania Craxi pubblicata dal Corriere. …


  7. The Commodore Strikes Back (maybe)

    via engadget.com Commodore USA has announced the PC64, an Atom-powered PC in a replica Commodore case. …


  8. Draquila - Trembling Italy


  9. Not historical at all, but it has a good narrative.


  10. To open the cabinets is not enough...

    It may seem a triviality, but without open access to information democracy cannot be exercised fully. And most information cannot be produced without research; in particular, historical research and the knowledge it produces are essential elements for the creation and maintenance of a civil society and for the education of active and sentient citizens. …