Death by PowerPoint [news]

24. April 2010 00:00 | Comments: 0 | Categories:

You might know, and remember, Edward Tufte, of the “beautiful books”.

He’s just been appointed to something by Obama, with nice comments like:

Remember your own advice: Ask, "What would Feynman do?"

My most extreme and grateful congratulations go to Barack Obama. ET, it's his best hire EVER not soon enough. (...)



Unable to cross from one bank to another [news]

09. April 2010 10:11 | Comments: 0 | Categories:

Chippinghurst Manor

We got lost round Chippinghurst Manor yesterday, because the path disappeared.

This is how one can afford to close the bridges & foot-paths.

From The Times

“When England was hunting for a manager to (...)



Johnny Crow's Garden [news]

07. April 2010 00:00 | Comments: 0 | Categories:

LL Brooke

Introduction can be found in Village for a Thousand Years. "... it is this garden (Pillar House) which has the prime right to be called Johnny Crow's Garden, because it was here that Leslie Brooke was living when he drew the pictures for that, his best known book (...)



Good company, good birds, a good lunch, and beautiful scenery [news]

01. April 2010 17:36 | Comments: 0 | Categories:

Wells Barn Farm

For those with a search for knowledge, or are just plain nosey.

The big house – Wells Barn Farm - appears to be owned by Pizza Express and Punch Taverns founder Hugh Osmond.

He had a big scrap with the owner of Warren Farm – just beyond our walk – about “sporting rights”.

Journalist summary here in the Guardian

But if you want the gory details, here is the (...)