I refuse to assume (contrary to the modern practice) that someone who disagrees with me is either stupid or ill-intentioned or both [OK, I did call people idiots here -- sorry, I was ranting]. Intelligent people of goodwill can disagree with each other, and the world would be a better place if more people embraced that simple notion.
Just as you can use Taskrabbit to find someone to fix your kitchen cabinets, so too can you find a hacker to perform digital espionage or destruction. Hackers are now offering their services online to the highest bidder, and officials are still scrambling to figure out how best to deal with this mounting cybersecurity issue.
If anyone knows anything about the web, where its been and where its going, it's David Weinberger.?? As a co-author of the seminal Clue Train Manifesto, Weinberger gave a generation of web innovators a clue as to how the web would evolve. In Too Big To Know -?? Weinberger sets out to argue that the ...
A couple days ago, I wrote a post complaining that Google Plus, rather than quickly turning into a viable Facebook alternative, feels like an echo chamber dominated by techies.
Well, echo chambers aren't always bad. A nice thing about them is the way a small, shrill noise like my rant can resonate into something deeper and more interesting.
I find it increasingly difficult to keep up with economically stupid proposals.
Commenting on central bank foolishness is a full time job in and of itself. Factor in unions, Keynesian and Monetarist clowns, and I hardly get any sleep. Economic nonsense in France, Spain, and elsewhere in Europe sends the situation over the top.