It Came from the Linkdump
It's Friday. It's been a long week. (Well, I teach classes on Saturdays, so it's not quite over yet.) I have a couple of writing projects due elsewhere very, very soon, so for the moment must leave you with nothing but directions to more interesting and/or important places than here, in no particular order or genus or species:
Nick Mamatas remembers writer d.g.k. goldberg, who died recently of cancer.
Ron Silliman on "the changing status of literary magazines in the age of post-mechanical reproduction"
An article on "Feral Cities". (via Futurismic)
A graduate student in linguistics takes a look at Jack Vance's The Languages of Pao.
RealClimate.org considers whether the term "global warming" is imprecise.
Virtual Dali (via Plep)
"How we went about testing these questions and what we found may astound you. Our planned two-week investigation into the psychology of prison life had to be ended prematurely after only six days because of what the situation was doing to the college students who participated. In only a few days, our guards became sadistic and our prisoners became depressed and showed signs of extreme stress." The Stanford Prison Experiment (via Plep)
The Mercury Theatre on the Air