| The Best Single Malt Whiskies

April 24th, 2004 | The Best Single Malt Whiskies:

"For lovers of single malt Scotch whiskies, this is a dram good time to be alive, a veritable golden age of plenty where tavern shelves groan under an ever-expanding selection of bottles.

The range of single cask whiskies from independent bottlers is increasing constantly, and the big distilleries, having woken up to the commercial potential of the liquid gold lying heretofore unappreciated in their cellars, have begun offering an expanding range of limited production, special-edition bottlings of their own.

HOT Topics! Article: mental models

April 7th, 2004

HOT Topics! Article:

"[Interviewer:] So mental models are not only for understanding what there is now, but also for being able to cope with unexpected, unfamiliar situations?

[Norman:] A good question to ask is 'where is the mental model needed?' It's used in learning.

Word & numbers have bizarre structures, also

March 25th, 2004

Word and numbers have bizarre structures, also... I suppose quite different for everyone... : Why Some People See Numbers, Letters in Color: "

People with synesthesia might more easily detect the number 2 in the left box since they see it in a different color, as shown in the box at right.

Red, blue Green and Other Sounds | Wired News

March 9th, 2004

OK, starting in earnest, beginning at the start:

Wired News:

Red, Blue, Green and Other Sounds: "Scientists may know an encyclopedia's worth about the mechanics of vision but they still can't explain how all those neurons firing give people their qualitative sense of sight.