Finished reading The Singing Neanderthals. Highly recommended to anyone interested in music, language or human evolution.
“The spirit of the law, not the letter of the law, should be your guide” About Face 2.0
Just found out that English as She is Spoke is on wikisource. Highly recommended to all.
It’s a bit strange in that it has no real order and is a collection of semi–related stories about the development and use of the aqualung. Very informative about some of the physiological effects of diving.
A particularly potent part is Cousteau’s story of the first time bottom trawling had ever been filmed, revealing it to be a hideously inefficient and ineffective method of trawling. No–one had ever realised before, because no one had ever actually seen a net working.
The result, the World Wide Web, what we know today as the Internet
Just because the book is not intended for a technical audience does not excuse blatant mistakes. If anything, it makes accuracy more important.