Excellent news for those of us who appreciate a good Cornish Pasty. The European Commission has given Protected Geographical Indication status to the Cornish Pastie as requested by the Cornish Pasty Association. From this point onwards, in order to be called a Cornish Pastie, a number of criteria must be met, including: Made in Cornwall […]
Month: February 2011
Saved: The Turing Papers
Alan Turing’s papers, including his first published paper, have been saved for the UK. A donation from the National Heritage Memorial Fund has allowed the papers to be bough and kept at Bletchley Park where they belong. dot.Rory has an article with comments plus some additional links describing the background.
Tuition Fees: The Law of Unintended Consequences
The law of unintended consequences, sometimes defined as “a perverse effect contrary to what was originally intended (when an intended solution makes a problem worse), such as when a policy has a perverse incentive that causes actions opposite to what was intended.” (thanks to Wikipedia there) has swung into effect on the governments university tuition […]