Monthly Archives: September 2011

Tricycles in the Pentagon, Jiggling Atoms, and Tiny Neutrinos

I like it when I am reminded that the siloed boundaries between disciplines, between the sciences and the humanities, for example, are something to be questioned at every turn.   When two of my scientist colleagues said that they were … Continue reading Continue reading

P.O. Box 1663 and Memex

Last week I wanted to have coffee and conversation with Vannevar Bush.  And, not just Vannevar.  I wanted to hang with the scientists for whom P.O. Box 1663 was a community of sorts in a particular historical moment: J. Robert … Continue reading Continue reading