Amount vs number Monday, Jun 29 2009

Amount = non-discrete quantities — “the amount of water in the ocean”

Number = discrete quantities — “the number of ounces in the cup”


Life is Friday, Jun 12 2009 

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.

— John Lennon

The Page Turner Wednesday, Jun 3 2009 

The electronic reader–a category that includes not only the Amazon Kindle in my hand but the Sony Reader and a growing list of competitors–might be the first truly ingenious, paradigm-shifting piece of technology that actually make you feel less cool than you were without it. It is plain old unsexy reading with some bells and whistles under the hood.