I wonder if there is a correlation between relative affordability of electronic entertainment (TV, lots of TV channels, games consoles etc) and levels of reading. Perhaps Americans don't read much (I have no idea if that is true or not) because on average they have more distractions then countries where reading levels are higher.
Originally posted by Frank Silbermann:
If anyone tabulated the number of nonfiction books read per year by the average American, I think people would be shocked at the low number.
Although Atlantis as Plato described it most likely didn't exist, I think it likely that he based the idea on legends that have some basis in truth. One candidate is Santorini/Thira - a volcanic island which blew up, destroying most of the city. The explosion sent tidal waves out around the Mediterranean which had a devastating effect on the early civilisations in the area (in particular the Minoans). It could be that events like this, where the sea and other forces of nature destroy important settlements, are remembered in legend and get embellished into the story of Atlantis.
Originally posted by Venkatesh Sai:
Atlantis and its mysterious legendary stories ... few say that it was a hoax by Plato to illustrate his political theories and a few other belive it!!
Perhaps it would be better to arrange them in alphabetical order by the name of the station. Ordering them by frequency only makes sense if you remember the stations primarily by frequency. That would make sense back when radios didn't often have preset stations and required frequent retuning, but now it is harder to remember them.
Originally posted by marc weber:
...if frequency has any meaning to the user. But it seems a little like ordering objects based on their memory addresses.
So far neither have said much in the way of policy, so it will be good to find out what they have in mind. It will also be quite interesting to see how their contrasting styles match up, one of them saying "style versus substance" and one saying "new versus old".
Originally posted by Ulf Dittmer:
Sooner or later his appearances will be measured against the ones of David Cameron, though, and he may have to up the ante..