Links for a Wednesday

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I had an unexpected day off yesterday (I spent it running errands, in case you're wondering what kind of dashing, cosmopolitan life I lead) and didn't spend much time in front of the computer. But here are a few interesting items from my severely overburdened feed reader this morning:

  • The sheer number of books in a home has as much to do with a child's education as the parents' own level of eduction (though I'm not sure why this is news; I remember reading this in Freakonomics four years ago)
  • Maud Newton finds a new way to take notes on her iPad, but wonders if it was worth it.
  • The Poetry Foundation released a fully-searchable iPhone app with hundreds of classic poems for reading verse on the go.
  • The Canadian literary magazine Taddle Creek is outsourcing its fact-checking. Readers who find mistakes will get a free two-year subscription. Readers of this blog who spot mistakes will receive a hand-painted, sandalwood backscratcher carved by yours truly.