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Here is my nomination for winner of best web site of a product-supplier to the mining industry. I announce this nomination, because you may enjoy a walk through the site, and maybe because you seek a site to emulate for your own cluttered affair. I refer to the Dywidag-Systems International site. Before I go further, let me assure you I have no commercial relation with the company. I have never spoken to them—and have no plans to do so. I write here about them because I am impressed by their site.
Next on my reading list is Useless Arithmetic: Why Environmental Scientists Can’t Predict the Future. Orrin H. Pilkey and Linda Pilkey-Jarvis. xvi + 230 pp. Columbia University Press, 2006. $29.50. In a book review at this link Carl Wunsch, the Carl and Ida Green Professor of Physical Oceanography in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, asks “What happens when an immature and incomplete science meets a societal demand for information and direction? The spectacle is not pretty, as we learn from Useless Arithmetic, a new book that describes a long list of incompetent and sometimes mindless uses of fragmentary scientific ideas in the realm of public policy.”