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Green Book Connection

The Green BookThe Green Book

We're working on some neat ideas for a project around these materials -- not quite ready for me to link to, but if anyone wants access to the OCR data of the page images, or anything like that, just let me know!

Cool! NYPL Labs' Josh Hadro (who also happens to be Mefi's own Hadroed) shows up in the thread for MonkeyToes' great post about the now digitized "Green Book" travel guide that provided black motorists with peace of mind while they drove through a country where racial segregation was the norm.

by taz

What happens when you accidentally legalize prostitution?

Sex Workers Rights ProtestSex Workers Rights Protest by Eliya (cc by-nc)

FYI, I'm one of the authors. I can answer specific questions.

Mefi's own scunning shows up to comment on a post about what their research revealed when prostitution was inadvertently decriminalized in Rhode Island, and invites comments, criticism, and hypotheses.

by taz

Kickstarter tips and stats from an academic

MeFi member blahblahblah is an academic researcher that has studied Kickstarter and shares a bunch of really interesting tidbits and statistics about successful campaigns.

Your chances go down 13% if you make a spelling error. [...] 21% of successful projects have female cofounders. Being a woman has no statistical bearing on outcomes...

(you can download the paper this data was based on as well)

by mathowie

[citation needed]

Necco resistorNecco resistor by oskay (cc by)

Can anyone verify that Byrd took NECCO Wafers on his expedition?

by jessamyn

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