Friday, August 10, 2007

Another Place I Absolutely Need To Visit Someday!

Intriguing photos of the world's largest ice caves. There no color quite as striking as the cyan-blue of crystalline ice formations. Plus, I am thoroughly intrigued by the mention that only a portion of the labyrinth is open to tourists. Anyplace that Cory and I visit and the guides say that part of the discovery area is closed off to tourists always makes me smile--even though it might mean we can't see something totally cool. Research scientists of the future deserve taking a shot at things with whatever innovations and gizmos they will have THEN that haven't been invented yet NOW. Think of how much more we would know about the ruins of so many ancient civilizations if they had been found by today's scientists and not sullied and trounced by the Indiana Jones-type of adventurers and plunderers of the 19th century.

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JJA said...

We should make (and our ancestors should've made) places like Proffy's Fix It Shop which survive to be used and inhabited by later generations... But as they are learning at The Long Now Foundation, it's far from an easy task

Anonymous said...

I had never heard of Digg before I started reading your blog. I can't quite get a handle on what it is. It seems like Wikipedia on steroids. Have you ever posted any articles to it? Lots of really interesting stuff there, at any rate.

Larry Marder said...

I'm not even going to try to explain it when I think Wikipedia does it quite well:

"Digg is a community-based popularity website with an emphasis on technology and science articles, recently expanding to a broader range of categories such as politics and entertainment. It combines social bookmarking, blogging, and syndication with a form of non-hierarchical, democratic editorial control.

News stories and websites are submitted by users, and then promoted to the front page through a user-based ranking system. This differs from the hierarchical editorial system that many other news sites employ."

There is a lot more there @
but I'm not really that concerned with how it works and the politics of how stuff moves up and down and in and out of the site.

I just like popping and and seeing what folks are interested in RIGHT NOW!