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    Thursday, March 26, 2009

    palsgraf-walk Courtoon

    3 responses to “Thursday, March 26, 2009”

    1. Ryan says:

      I love it! You need a whole series of Palsgraf Cartoons!

    2. Bill says:

      I always thought “the eye of ordinary vigilance” thing was creepy. I mean, what is it–just some ordinary disembodied eye that goes around paying an ordinary amount of attention to things? If so, why would it mistake a can of dynamite for a bundle of discarded newspapers to be kicked or trod upon with impunity? And how is a disembodied eye going to kick or trod on anything anyway? Why would there be a can of dynamite just lying around?

    3. Anonymous says:

      Check out this comic about Palsgraf: http://www.cwsl.edu/aceves/sketches/img/Professor.pdf I first saw it in my torts book.
      Bill: The link makes the eyes of ordinary vigilance really creepy.