[Surfnetkids: 09 May 2012] Richard Feynman

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#1. May 09, 2012

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

Whenever I show people the Kindle reading app on my Android phone, the usual response is “I could never read a book on my phone!” On the other hand, I have a dozen friends who own Kindles that are sitting collecting dust on a bookshelf. Is it because they have abandoned the whole Kindle ebook concept? No! These friends are avid Kindle book readers. They’ve simply discovered that reading on a mobile device such as a phone has so many advantages!

Continue reading: http://www.barbarafeldman.com/reading-kindle-books-without-a-kindle/

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. Richard Feynman

by Barbara J. Feldman

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Although American physicist Richard Feynman won the Nobel prize in 1965, it was his books of anecdotes (“Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!” and “What Do You Care What Other People Think?”) and his appointment to the presidential Challenger disaster investigation commission in 1986, that raised him to icon status. Feynman was an independent thinker, extremely intolerant of stupidity. Learn why Feynman fans are so devoted at today’s website picks.

Basic Feynman
Created by publisher Basic Books, Basic Feynman goes beyond book promotion and includes Feynman letters, videos, photos, quotes and links to additional sites. I loved Feynman’s letter to a high school student who loved physics, but was worried about his lack of math aptitude. “How do you know you don’t have an aptitude for math? Perhaps you disliked your teacher, or it was presented wrong for your type of mind. What do I advise? Forget it all. Don’t be afraid. Do what you get the greatest pleasure from. Is it to build a cloud chamber? Then go on doing things like that. Develop your talents wherever they may lead. Damn the torpedoes?full speed ahead!”

Collected Thoughts: Richard Feynman
To keep himself “focused on Life’s important questions,” twenty-five year old Erik Madsen created a collection of writings from a handful of great thinkers. The Feynman page delivers a short bio and eight articles, excerpted from three of his books. Because I find them most accessible, my favorites are the three stories from “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! ” Other featured thinkers include authors Mark Twain and J.R.R. Tolkien, and physicist Robert Oppenheimer.

Feynman Online
This Feynman fan site (part of the Feynman Web Ring) has a message forum, and good collection of Feynman anecdotes. Best clicks are the personal stories found in the Guest Book and Anecdotes, and the articles (both onsite and off) in Life & Science. Don’t miss the two Feynman Think Different posters created by Apple as part of their 1998 ad campaign. You’ll find them under Other Good Stuff.

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#5. Surfing the Calendar

Central and Union Pacific Railroads Meet
May 10, 1869

Richard Feynman’s Birthday
May 11, 1918

Edward Lear’s Birthday (Celebrated as Limerick Day)
May 12, 1812

Edward Lear’s Limericks
May 12, 1812

Start of California Gold Rush
May 12, 1848

Mother’s Day
May 13, 2012

Mother’s Day Poems
May 13, 2012

Mother’s Day Cards
May 13, 2012

First permanent British colony Established in Jamestown, Virginia
May 14, 1607

Lewis & Clark Leave St. Louis
May 14, 1804

Major Lassen Peak Volcanic Eruption
May 14, 1915

National Windmill Day (Holland)
May 14, 2012

L. Frank Baum’s Birthday
May 15, 1856

Discovery of Largest Prime Number Known to Man
May 15, 2004

#6. Quote of the Week

“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool.” ~~ Richard Feynman ~~ (May 11, 1918 – February 15, 1988) American physicist. Click here for more Richard Feynman quotes.

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