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Writing Worth Reading

* [2]How To Edit Wikipedia
   Darren Logan et al | PLoS | 30 September 2010
   Concise note explaining to scientists how and why they should publish
   accurate information to a wider audience via Wikipedia. And thus a
   useful crib-sheet for anyone else. Rule one: register an account
 * [3]Machine-Translation Of Poetry
   Dmitriy Genzel et al | Google | 7 October 2010
   Elegant if technical paper (PDF) worthy of attention from anyone with a
   wonkish interest in poetry, computing, artificial intelligence.
   Encouragingly imaginative, rather than reductivist
 * [4]"Secretariat" Introduced To New Generation
   Andrew Beyer | WP | 6 October 2010
   Veteran sports writer recalls Secretariat, racehorse for the ages,
   subject of new film. If it were fiction, viewers might scoff at almost
   unimaginable margin of his victories. We haven't seen his like since
 * [5]Ah-Choo
   Jennifer Ackerman | B&N/Salon | 5 October 2010
   Anatomy of common cold. Causes, symptoms, (absence of) cures. More than
   200 types of cold virus. Collect them all. Runny noses etc. caused not
   by virus, but by immune system fighting back. Best palliative: sleep
 * [6]Sentenced To Life
   Kenneth Harman | Utne/Notre Dame | 7 October 2010
   Despairing essay by prisoner serving life sentence, approaching old age.
   "Immeasurably wiser, and indeed better, the me of today recalls the wild
   man of his youth as a sort of fictional character"
   Topic: Invented Languages

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   gender-neutral pronouns. Most... [7]Continue reading...

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