Blogging History: 1977 Arpanet Map; Dead Gnomes

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One year ago today

Arpanet map, March 1977: This was once the entire expanse of the Internet.

Five years ago today

Dead Gnomes: idiotically grinning ghastly garden gnomes: Out of the Blue’s “Dead Gnome” line features garden gnomes with pistols in their mouths, or holding up the dripping heads of decapitated brethren, industriously sawing their own hands off, hanging from a gibbet, grinning glassily at the arrow that’s pierced their heads, and so on. It’s the wet, happy grins that get me.

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Blogging History: Cartoon Intro to Stats; RIP Compuserve; Direct-quoting Dick Cheney’s “Fuck”

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One year ago today

Cartoon Introduction to Statistics: perfect way to get excited about stats: The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics is a new book by Grady Klein and Alan Dabney that is a top-notch introductory grounding in statistical concepts told through a series of witty, funny cartoons that relate stats to everything from fish populations to alien opinion surveys.

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