Monday, November 15, 2010

Information Overload Syndrome - IOS

Just came across this humorous video. I saw it while reading this article. Check it out (if you dare -- and if you don't want to be overloaded...)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

"Sherlock" on PBS

A delightful new series just concluded on PBS. "Sherlock" -- a retelling (or mashup) of some of Conan Doyle's classics tales -- ended on Sunday night, but I'm planning on revisiting the web site for a few more looks at each episode. We've also purchased a DVD copy for the Holmes Collections.

The web site also offers a number of special features including interviews with Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and co-creators Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat. You can also check out the Twitter stream that occurred during viewing. The tag is #sherlock_pbs.

The Cottingley Fairies Mystery

An obituary in Saturday's New York Times that mentions Arthur Conan Doyle's involvement with this photographic hoax: "Were there really fairies at the bottom of the garden, or was it merely a childhood prank gone strangely and lastingly awry? That, for six decades, was the central question behind the Cottingley fairies mystery, the story of two English schoolgirls who claimed to have taken five pictures of fairy folk in the 1910s and afterward...."