To 99% of the population, the web is still a place. Something we go visit. Soon the web will become not only where we are, but who we are. In time we will realize how much of a societal shift the web will have caused. I think it’s fundamental the other 1% understand that. —… Read more The Web and Who We Are
[T]ypos will lurk and creep and scuttle on the edges of the text and, despite my best efforts, jump out and wave furiously at everyone as soon as I’m done… from Neil Gaiman’s Journal. You know, I should start a “quotes” miniblog or something. Anyway, I’ve been thinking about what to write. I have the… Read more Typos and Time
At the beginning of the year, I made a list of items I resolved to accomplish. (I called them resolutions, but frequent commenter Junior corrected me.) However, life’s been pushing in its own direction, and things from my past, which I cannot control, have come back to determine the path of my future. While I’m… Read more Walkabout
“I learned that I was right and everyone else was wrong when I was nine. Buck Rogers arrived on the scene that year, and it was instant love. I collected the daily strips, and was madness maddened by them. Friends criticized. Friends made fun. I tore up the Buck Rogers strips. For a month I… Read more When This Occurs, Pack Up Your Dinosaurs and Leave the Room
The Wife and I broke down and finally bought seasons 2.5 and part of season 3 of Battlestar Galactica from the iTunes store this past week. This morning we were watching the first episode of season 3, “Occupation/Precipice” (they’re sold as one episode) when a few things said caught my ear. I’m in the process… Read more Too Hard or Not Hard Enough? An Internal Struggle
Alright, folks: time for another edition of Le Linkage, the incidental series chronicling some of the more interesting pages I find in my stumbles through the Web. Today’s episode features stories about Nigerian scammers, anthropology, human enhancement, science fiction, some humor, and of course, another simple online game. Enjoy.
Twice have I gone to the theater to see the new film The Pursuit of Happyness and twice have I failed to get tickets. Itâ€™s the strangest phenomenon. The shows would be available while we are there on line, but would be sold out while we are just a few people away from acquiring our… Read more A Father’s Shadow
I found these while using StumbleUpon (which I now hear is available for both Firefox and IE7) and thought “Why not?” History and literature are littered with deep quotes from people who had the audacity to think. These are but a few.
“There’s a boycott now of Danish products in the Muslim world. Luckily not too many mosques are made out of Legos.” — Jay Leno “President Bush unveiled his new $2.2 trillion budget. The president settled on $2 trillion after being told that $2 bazillion was not a real number.” — Conan O’Brien “The trial of… Read more Late Night Quotes
In honor of the 25th anniversary of Reaganomics, I hereby provide the following quotes by then-President Ronald “One for the Gipper” Reagan. These are more food-for-thought than anything else, but if you have anythoughts you’d like to share (pro or con), feel free to do it here. “Above all, we must realize that no arsenal,… Read more Ronald Reagan Quotes