"It's the story of the Broad Street cholera outbreak that took place in London in September of 1854. The outbreak itself was arguably the deadliest in London's history -- it literally decimated the western side of Soho, killing more than ten percent of the population there in a matter of eight days -- but it is most famous for the map that the physician and epidemiologist John Snow made of the outbreak, a map that eventually helped convince the world that cholera was in fact a waterborne illness, and not transmitted via the air as the then-dominant miasma theory maintained."
And in yet more book news, my friend Sarah, wife of my friend Nick, has a blog, called Life in Books, about books, the publishing industry, and probably pretty much anything that strikes her fancy. You can find it here. Go pay her a visit. Soon to be added to my sidebar as soon as I get the urge to meddle with my template.
Want to hear something transcendently beautiful? Go listen to Airdrawndagger by Sasha. He does the most amazing job of fusing the whole glitchy IDM aesthetic into a more progressive trance/dance format. It's quite an album, quite ethereal while still remaining groovy. I'm also quite diggin' on some Monoceros lately, and some Proem.
Via Digg and Wired News is this YouTube video about ScrambledHackz, a video/audio remixing program that raises some interesting questions about copyright and fair use. I'm thoroughly impressed with the results. Very interesting.
Ok, I can't sleep, and the tripe version/remake of Planet of the Apes is on. What a disaster. HOWEVER, I do love the costume and makeup design. It almost makes it worth watching this crap. The intricate set design, the beautiful armor, I love it.
Charlton Heston can suck it, though. I found it funny that his ape patriarch character delivers a diatribe against humans and their guns. Teh funny.