One of the best articles I’ve read on the math used to estimate Gulf Oil Spill quantities: Jenn Kepka’s “Putting the Gulf oil spill in perspective”, Salon.com, 5/28.
random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
It is probably safe to say that more ideas and information are shared on the Internet than in any other medium. But when we try to pin down the location of this exchange, we realize how slippery our notion of the Internet really is. Perhaps this is because 'cyberspace' is not really a 'space' at all. At least not in the way we understand space. It's not located anywhere; it has no boundaries; you can't 'go' there. At the bottom, the Internet is really more idea than entity. It is an agreement we have made to hook our computers together and communiate by way of binary impulses and digitized signals sent over telephone wires.