The log is an interesting invention. It began with 16th-century ships – surrounded with water, no land in sight, no sense of direction, and no sense of speed. What did you have to compare your speed with anyway?
The sailors were ingenious. They used a log – a real piece of wood – attached to a string. They’d throw it in the water and use it to measure speed.
Then they’d track this speed over time, in a logbook.
That’s the origin story of log books, now known as logs.
The penultimate day of the road trip around southern Finland. First visit to Lahti and impressed by the vivality of the city. The weather is hot, maybe too hot. But summer is so brief up north that its imperative to take full advantage.
“What ends up on a buffet diner’s plate is dramatically determined by the presentation order of food. Rearranging food order from healthiest to least healthy can nudge unknowing or even resistant diners toward a healthier meal, helping make them slim by design.”