I am absolutely beside myself sometimes because I will find somewhere in the vast sea of endless dreck and clutter that is the internet, a gem of an article – and then I lose it – and I can’t find it ever again.
I recently stumbled upon a site set up by a low carber that was a wonderful resource of articles of information on low carb – there were some great links here. I left it open in my browser window and went back later – only to find that my machine had some sort of error and closed the browser window on me. I tried finding it by looking at my browser history, my cached files, going back to the source where I found it – but I can’t find the darn thing.
Part of my problem might be that I use multiple computers, with multiple browsers on each. I know what you’re thinking: if this dope just used one browser on one machine, at least all his links would be in one place.
You’re right, but it’s not going to happen.
Instead, I’m going to post them here. It seems that things I post to this blog I can actually find, so I’m going to start the Low Carb Confidential Library containing the articles, videos, and whatever else I find that I feel is at least tangentially relevant to the topic of this blog.
For the time being at least, it will appear as another page on the tabs at the top of the blog.
Please note that the fact that I link to it doesn’t mean I necessarily agree with it: if it’s here, it’s because I found it a good read, and worth my referencing again at some point in the future.
I’ll start the library with a short but interesting article by Jared Diamond: “The Worst Mistake In The History Of The Human Race“, which makes the case that the development of agriculture was actually bad for mankind and while it has allowed the population to soar to levels that the hunter-gatherer cultures could never achieve, mankind has paid a terrible price for this decision. The fact that if we had not embraced agriculture thousands of years ago would have probably meant that none of us would be alive is not lost on me, but it’s a good read nonetheless.
2 thoughts on “The Low Carb Confidential Library”
I hear you on the multiple machines/multiple browsers. Seems one machine just doesn’t cut it any more, especially if you ever give in to the seduction of a Mac.
Anyway, perhaps if you described the article you read that you have lost, someone here will recognize it and will be able to help you find it again.
Jared Diamond rocks!