Newton’s Apple was a TV show aired on PBS that I watched frequently.  I had forgotten about the show completely before I was reminded by kottke (I think?).  Being the loser I am I read the wikipedia entry on the show.  Newton’s apple refers to the apple which fell from a tree and hit Newton on the head which prompted him to figure out gravity.  When I read this I immediately thought that this type of “knock some truth into you” type of learning is exactly what is missing in our current world.  Religious people need to be hit in the head with the bible.  Drunks need to be hit in the head with a bottle of booze.  Enron types need to be run over, shot, and thrown into the atlantic… they don’t need to learn a lesson.  I need to go to bed.