Thursday, March 25, 2004

Sweated German Violinists Demand Piece Rates

BERLIN - Violinists at a German orchestra are suing for a pay raise on the grounds that they play many more notes per concert than their colleagues do - litigation that the orchestra's director on Tuesday called "absurd."

Link via Miss Boynton in the comments here.

So much for taking the week off.

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Home Town Boy

I cam across this site on James Prescott Joule while I was Googling up biographical information on famous scientists of the past who were foolish enough to think that measures of temperature were in any way meaningful or useful.