Discover the real science behind hacky headlines, crappy clickbait, and suspect sources. My new book takes an in-depth look at 13 science topics that often get mangled in the media, featuring lots of illustrations and fascinating details.
My blog is called "The Philipendium", covering topics in science, language, geography, and software design. In each article I seek to provide original insights that you won't find anywhere else. More than 50 stories have appeared so far.
The Oregon Trail is arguably the most famous educational software game ever created. I was the team leader and designer of the classic 1985 Apple II version that first introduced most of the features that people now associate with the game.