Friday 26 November, 2021
Skimpy edition because I'm away from base. Hope you have a good weekend!
Quote of the Day
“People are allowed to shout when they are drunk. That is not being disorderly.”
A Clerkenwell Magistrate in the good old days
Musical alternative to the morning’s radio news
Scott Joplin | The Entertainer (1902)
Lovely tune but played too quickly for my taste: sounds as though the pianist had a train to catch and had to get the piece out of the way before he left. If you’d like a nice (and more leisurely) guitar version, try this this!
Long Read of the Day
The algorithmic public sphere and democracy
By Aniek van den Brandt
A useful essay on the the problematic consequences of the shift from human gatekeepers of the public sphere to algorithmic ones. Useful reading for anyone who hasn’t hitherto been steeped in this stuff. It’s a 12-minute read.
My commonplace booklet
Making a LEGO car that can climb obstacles.
This is lovely — and instructive!