Death by PowerPoint [news]
You might know, and remember, Edward Tufte, of the â€œbeautiful booksâ€.
Heâ€™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. (...)
We got lost round Chippinghurst Manor yesterday, because the path disappeared.
This is how one can afford to close the bridges & foot-paths.
â€œWhen England was hunting for a manager to (...)
Johnny Crow's Garden [news]
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 (...)
Wells Barn Farm
For those with a search for knowledge, or are just plain nosey.
The big house â€“ 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 â€“ just beyond our walk â€“ about â€œsporting rightsâ€.
Journalist summary here in the Guardian
But if you want the gory details, here is the (...)