I really just need somewhere to share random web-pages happened upon through Stumbleupon, emailed links from friends, and the end results of my meandering through the web. To that end, I have added a new category: Around the Web.Without further ado, onto the first set of Random & Interesting.
Stumbleupon gifted me with this gem, a list of the "56 best/worst anthologies of high school students". It was really a great idea for a contest, and several of the entries certainly made me laugh.
I recently was looking for an exact quote from Beowulf, and unfortunately, I don't own a copy, digital or otherwise. Digital Classics to the rescue. I couldn't download any of them (anyone have any info about that?) There are over 100 literary classics, and they're all free, legal, and high quality.
For quite a while now I've been wondering about the future of print material: it seems quite likely that most newspapers and magazines won't be around for two much longer, but I'm really more concerned with books, and found a great post about "Why E-books will not replace paper-bound books (at least anytime soon)" Along the same lines, I dug up aGlobe & Mail article: A lament for the bookshelf, which is both well-written and entertaining.
Contact me, or comment if you think you have anything to add to a future list.