Thursday, July 10, 2008

Dickens And The Law

Next to Shakespeare, the English-language author who is perhaps most famous for his characters’ observations about the law is Charles Dickens. This page offers an amusing and interesting assortment of Dickens’ characters’ law-related ruminations.

May you never be embroiled in a modern-day Jarndyce v. Jarndyce!

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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Free Online Courses

You may know that universities such as Harvard, MIT and Berkeley have been offering free classes online via iTunes, YouTube and more. Open Culture has made them easier to find by providing a list of free online courses offered by several universities. If you are looking for educational podcasts or videos, this is a great place to start.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

60 Gadgets in 60 minutes

Techie fun can be found at 60 Gadgets in 60 minutes. Some of the gadgets are silly and others cutting edge, but it is a good way to get a quick overview of current technological innovation.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Laptop Distraction

Do you sometimes find yourself playing games during class, rather than taking notes? Apparently members of certain foreign parliaments have the same problem.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat