Capacity-achieving philately

The following email came through the ITSOC mailing list, but may be of interest to other readers of the blog.

Dear Colleagues,

We are making a proposal to the United States Postal Service for the production of a stamp honoring Claude Elwood Shannon on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

The proposal is available at:

Please add your endorsement on that page, and then spread the word!

We would love to have the endorsements of your friends, colleagues, department chair, dean, university president, CEO, government representatives, school-aged children, and the public at large. [Contact information for endorsing individuals will not be posted.]

Thanks for your support!
Michelle Effros


Linkage (desi edition)

An op-ed from n+1 on the safety of being brown.

Via Mimosa (I think), a profile of photographer Nemai Ghosh, who worked with Satyajit Ray.

Via my father, the story of Indian Jewish actresses in early Bollywood.

Things seems to be heating up on the LAC. Not a good sign.

The death toll in Dhaka keeps rising. This makes Matthew Yglesias’s reaction (see a stunningly poor example of self-reflection here) a bit more that the usual brand of neoliberal odiousness.