The Song Tapper

–The Song Tapper Tap out the rhythm of the lyrics on your space bar, and this website will try to guess the song. It will serve up a set of pre-loaded links to where you can buy the song. I was unsuccessful in getting it to recognize “Lola,” but I had more luck with “Happy Birthday” and “The Theme from Star Trek” (yes, it does have lyrics, and yes, I…

The Case of the Missing Papers

The story, “University Police Monitoring Facebook,” hit the street last Thursday. Many copies didn’t stay long, and not because eager readers were snatching them up. Some time between about 8 and 10 a.m., Tropolitan staffers estimate, 1,500-2,000 of the 3,000 copies distributed vanished. (The papers that remained were those in highly trafficked areas, like the student center and the library.) –David Epstein –The Case of the Missing Papers (Inside Higher Ed)…

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An Academic Blog for Students

Every student will soon be a blogger at the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Arts and Sciences — and the authors won’t just be filling their pages with party anecdotes. As part of summer registration, members of the class of 2010 are receiving from the college personalized “academic blog” pages, where they are asked to fill out what amounts to an online questionnaire. The students’ first online journal entries will…

What the Wires Tell to Me, (1893)

Words: Redfield Clarke Music: J. Bodewalt Lampe Lyrics: As I sit here in my office chair and watch the dying fire, I think of all the messages that flash along the wire. I hear the constant clicking, the clicking of the key, And while in the mood I’ll tell you what the wires tell me. Click, click, click, a message of sorrow and pain, Click, click, click, a message of…