Monday, October 25, 2010

Link roundup

1. Lincoln Logs were invented in 1916 by John L. Wright, son of Frank Lloyd Wright. They were named for Frank (his middle name was actually Lincoln), and based on the basement of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, which Frank designed. Via these sites.

2. Cool, simple surface tension experiment.

3. Drop a Raymond Chandler plot in William Gibson's Neuromancer world, and you get Richard Morgan's Altered Carbon. I enjoyed it enough to add the next two novels in the series to my wishlist. 526 pages of hard-boiled, vatgrown ninjas for $8 Amazon.

*Buy home science kits at Amazon.


  1. Big ups on the Altered Carbon love. I blazed through the Kovacs trilogy more than once in the last couple of years. It's become a weird, November-based annual indulgence for me.

  2. Glad to hear the other books are good, too.