It seems like refreshing our familiarity with the Constitution, and the principles upon which it was written, is in keeping with the times. The Founders' Constitution is a massive reference work, formerly available only as a multi-volume printed set, but now accessible electronically. It's going to take me a while to get through it, but I'm going to try, with the hope that I will emerge with more than a passing familiarity with this important work.
I think smart wireless sensors are going to revolutionize many aspects of our lives... Some key enabling elements are an event-driven operating system that fits in 200 bytes, and the various projects that it makes possible.
"...there's definitely an important faction in the Bush administration ... that really wants us to go back to a situation where, if you are unlucky, and you don't have enough to eat, or you can't afford medical care, well, that's just showing that you weren't sufficiently provident. And then, for these people, there would be no social safety net whatsoever."
"It's this funny thing: I lived this very comfortable life in a very placid college town, with nice people all around. And life is good. But some of us -– not just me, but a fair number of people, including my friends -- we've looked at the news, and we sort of extrapolate the lines forward. And there's this feeling of creeping dread."
Buzzflash interviews Princeton University economics professor and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman.