Quote of the day
If a cluttered desk signs a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign? Albert Einstein
My desk is fairy cluttered.
A solid liquid?
I’ve just discovered Silly Putty. Sounds and looks like a lot of fun, even for grown-ups.
And the stuff is celebrating it’s 50th birthday this year. How come I’ve never heard of it before? Is this something every kid in the US knows and plays with?
And – is it available in Germany, too? I might want to buy some to do a few scientific experiments.
Ich suche schon, aber Hinweise, ob/wo man Silly Putty in Deutschland bekommt, nehme ich gerne entgegen!
And happy 17th wedding anniversary to Frauke and Scott!
Today’s top story in Germany
Die Regierung will Abgaben auf Computer erheben: zu lesen auf Seite 1.
Report: Germany plans ‘Internet tax’. (Link via array.)
The tax is intended “to ensure that the authors of cultural products available on the Internet are properly rewarded.
Similar levies already exist in Germany on devices whose main function is that of copying, such as scanners, photocopiers and fax machines. Depending on the power of the machine involved, the taxes range from 75-600 marks ($30-$275).”
This might increase the prices for computers about 30%. I wonder if people will then buy their computers abroad – which is quite easy nowadays, thanks to the internet.
André has finished his redesign of Spicy Noodles. On his site, a random photo from our Trip to the USA 1999 is displayed, complete with a link to the appropriate page of the journal on my site.
André says his goal for September is to post something every day.