I’m offically ashamed

This American from Texas wants to base citizenship on learning English. Look at the sign. She needs to learn a thing or two. Article at SFgate, discussion on Digg and here is one of my favorite comics on this issue: xkcd.

The Future of Literature

Penguin Books has commissioned 6 authors to tell 6 digital stories, one each week, for 6 weeks. The last one, and I think what is going to be the best one, is coming up on April 22. This is the future of literature, where a linear paper-based model is no longer applicable to the way people think (or at least the way young people think).

Check out We Tell Stories, and read at least Hard Times, and 21 Steps. I can’t wait till the last one comes out.

Brains work differently in US and Asia

That’s what a study done at MIT says. East Asians and Americans were asked to make both absolute and relative judgments about shapes and length of lines in a drawing. The Americans used more of their brain for relative judgments, and the East Asians used more of their brains for absolute judgments. Reported in PsyCentral online magazine.