From the PLSJ archives: Anne vs. her mobile phone

Posted on Jul 31, 2012 in Everyday Life, Science, Technology & Society

Wednesday, 12 February, 2003 Anne vs. her mobile phone As someone who spends so much time addressing the theoretical aspects of wireless communications, I would do well to note my *actual* experiences. In the Spring of last year, I bought a Motorola Timeport 280. At the time, the only service provider who supported that phone […]

Remembering Dr Sally Ride (1951-2012)

Posted on Jul 25, 2012 in Everyday Life, Science, Technology & Society

When I was girl I thought I would grow up to be a scientist — and an astronaut. I built space stations out of cardboard and tinfoil, and made sure that my super awesome science lab was the biggest room. A is for Astronaut. (A is for Anne!) I can still remember watching the STS-7 […]

From the PLSJ archives: An Extraordinary Mind

Posted on Jul 17, 2012 in Science, Technology & Society

I used to write a blog called purselipsquarejaw and every so often I miss it. So I’ve decided to re-publish some of the archive here, hopefully on a semi-regular basis, with updated links wherever possible, and sometimes with new commentary. Monday, January 27, 2003 An Extraordinary Mind German-Canadian experimental physicist Ursula Franklin is one of […]

Tiny beautiful things…

Posted on Jul 17, 2012 in Everyday Life

In 2011, Rumpus advice columnist Sugar (actually Cheryl Strayed) wrote a wonderful and moving letter to her 20 year old self. With the release of her new book, Tiny Beautiful Things, it’s been making the rounds again. You can read the whole letter to find the quote used in the title, and here are a […]