The watering of Mike Daisey

Marina and I went to see Mike Daisey‘s monologue show a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed it. Last week, a group of 87 Christian teens and their parents and teachers walked out of the show, apparently upset about the language. One of the adults poured water all over Daisey’s notes on the way out. The incident is all on video and worth watching, Daisey handles it pretty well. [via Boing Boing]

Rushkoff Switches to Ubuntu

Author Douglas Rushkoff gets frustrated with Windows Vista, installs Ubuntu and loves it. I felt like quoting this entire post but I’ll restrain myself.

Yes, I’m working on it right now, and it makes even the Mac OS seem like a forest of unnecessary gizmos. Linux is blazingly fast compared with Microsoft’s OS, utterly simple, complete with any application you can imagine and – more amazingly – based on an entirely different philosophy than Windows. There’s a spirit of abundance and transparency in this Linux universe. Need something, and you just grab it. Pay, if you like, what you like, when you’ve determined its of value to you.