23
Mar
10

links

Usually, I don’t just do links, but I found these worthwhile.

Here is a well-known site that I thought was good today: top 10 places you don’t want to go. I especially liked the alienation zone, which I imagine as being a kind of post-apocalyptic theme park, and how the Ukrainian ministry of emergencies is literally translated as the “ministry of extraordinary situations.”

The wikipedia article for the Quipu, which is the Aztec’s way of storing data. Patterns of rope are used to record data, probably numerical. There may have been a universal Quipu system, but its possible that each one was unique to its maker and served as a mnemonic tool rather than a way to preserve information in a public form.

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