Wow, it’s been quite a week. Between UK Supreme Court decisions and US Impeachment launches, there’s been an awful lot of information to keep up with. In our own sphere, this week saw both OASPA 2019 and the Silverchair Platform Strategies meetings. If you’re as exhausted as I am, then perhaps it’s time for some self care, and what could be better to soothe your jangled nerves than learning about math?

That’s right, math. I know there are some mathematically-averse out there, but try the video below, from Tibees, which adapts the calming style of television painting instructor Bob Ross in order to teach some basic principles of logarithms. Ahh, that’s better, like a log rolling down a hill.

David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is a Senior Consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Previously, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversaw journal policy across OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an information officer. David acquired and managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, where he created and edited new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., as well as The AAP-PSP Executive Council. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.


2 Thoughts on "Have a Calm and Soothing Friday — By Learning About Logarithms"

Noah was on the ark and said to god:
Oh, my lord all is well on the ark except for the snakes they are not multiplying as all the other creatures!
And the lord said: Noah build a table of logs and place the snakes upon it!
Noah did as he was told and one week later said: Lord the snakes are now multiplying but why?
And the lord said: Noah everyone knows adders multiply using log tables!

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