Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Peoples Archive

Working in the same building as BioMed Central, Faculty of 1000 and countless other companies (well, several!) I am still being surprised at some of the things I am finding out. One of the most pleasant surprises has been the discovery of the Peoples Archive - strapline: Great People Telling Their Life Stories.

This is a wonderful resource. For physicists, spend a couple of hours watching Freeman Dyson or Murray Gell-Mann telling you about their life to date. Mathematicians can see Benoit Mandelbrot and biologists, Francis Crick.
[perservere if there are streaming problems, its worth it.]

The recent demise of Crick highlights what an invaluable resource this could be in years to come. Documenting the histories of some of our greatest thinkers and making them available on the web makes this a very inspiring diversion on the web.


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