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Monthly Archives: March 2011

A Utilitarian View of the Monitor’s Fight

Poet Herman Melville lamented the coming of the mechanical age in this 1866 work. Which I have turned into a Wordle. Here’s the actual poem: Plain be the phrase, yet apt the verse, More ponderous than nimble; For since grimed War here laid aside His Orient pomp, ‘twould ill befit Overmuch to ply The rhyme’s […]

Monitor trails

And here is our Monitor map – which we will also be adding to over time. Know of a place that needs to be on here? Let us know and we’ll add it. View trail of the monitorkitty in a larger map

Spicy Monitor

Here’s a little visualization of the interconnectedness of the Monitor – we’ll be adding to it over time so check back!