Wednesday, February 27, 2008

WWW: Wonderful World of Webbiness; part the first

Four weeks have passed of the six dark ones that that darned rodent in Pennsylvania cursed upon us, and so, what with the high price of broadband and gasoline, and the length of the writer's strike, the residents of Penguin Hall have become more introspect and brooding. While this may make the younger set seem deep and romantic, to Mrs. H., it merely reminds her of how much she longs for a larger library. The personal home computer (of which there are many in Penguin Hall) and the internet, however slow, has become the refuge of choice in their quest for novelty and knowledge. Here are some of the nuggets uncovered recently:

For the crowd that believes there is nothing new under the sun:
LoveToKnow 1911 This Classic Encyclopedia project works to bring to you the renowned 1911 Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (Ed. note: Interesting facts with a historical spin, though this editor admits to being baffled how 'diamond" was placed into the chemistry element catagory)

This one has a fun feature that allows you to make comparison charts, pitting one city against another:

More wacky webfun to come, as the Monitor comes across it! Stay tuned!

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