doug — off the record

just a place to share some thoughts

April 2, 2009

  • A Gentler Punishment?

    In North America, if you break the rules in a sporting event, the worst possible punishment is to be disqualified.  It’s a harsh term and the ultimate penalty. I read this article from the BBC this morning and I find it interesting how a choice of words for the same thing can have such a… Continue reading

  • links for 2009-04-01

    Pomegranate | NS08 For April 1, the ultimate telephone (tags: mobile phone technology viral marketing design humor inspiration pomegranate) Poverty Goes Straight to the Brain | Wired Science from Growing up poor isn't merely hard on kids. It might also be bad for their brains. A long-term study of cognitive development in lower- and… Continue reading