I got these two items about lists of 50 things within 8 hours of each other. They don’t seem connected, so I think it is a coincidence of some kind. Interesting…
(1) The e-Health news blog has published a list of 50 websites under the heading “Top 50 Free Open Courseware Classes for Aspiring Scientists”. It includes sites with open access course materials.
(2) The site Accredited Colleges Online (.org) has compiled a list they call “50 Best Physics Blogs”. Our* little effort, Asymptotia (which I think of as a blog that happens to be written by a physicist and not strictly a physics blog), is on the list, possibly because some of you who read it (thanks!) have spread the word a bit. Thanks! (It is interesting how they classified the blogs. For example, Asymptotia is in the astrophysics section and not under particle physics and quantum physics, perhaps because of all the posts about space missions and cosmological issues? I don’t know. Not that I mind at all. I like to think that the blog is without such simple classification, and so one is as good as another.)
Now tear yourself away for just a minute or two at least and go and look at the other 99 sites. I’ll keep the fire burning and the cocoa warm until you return shortly.
*”Our” refers to me the writer and you the reader (and perhaps commenter) who makes it all worthwhile.