We are all moguls now, pooh-bahs with our hands on the machinery of vast empires. We are retail lords, media masters, forces on Wall Street and in Hollywood. And we don’t even have to put on ties or heels. –Jon Katz in Yahoo Internet Life.
Just finished reading Ender’s Game. I bought it on Tuesday and couldn’t put it down. The checkout girl at the bookstore told me not to start it if I had any work to do. Oh well. The newsnets in the book sound very much like Usenet, I wonder if Card came up with them on his own.
The thing that bugs me most about this whole Evolution/Creationism thing is that, once again, the rest of the world is enjoying a good belly laugh at America’s expense.
I graduate in December so I have to start thinking about where I want to work. I could work at Entire, which would be nice because there are so many cool people there. Ev and Allison want me to come to Hanover, which is about the nicest place I can think of to live but I don’t know if I’ll find any jobs I like there. There are some interesting companies in Boston, like Ars Digita, but I wouldn’t want to live in the city and commuting would suck. Decisions, decisions…
The Got Milk ads have always bothered me because I know milk is such unhealthy stuff. I finally found a decent anti-dairy website. My favorite quote: “I would call milk perhaps the most unhealthful vehicle for calcium that one could possibly imagine, which is the only thing people really drink it for, but whenever you challenge existing dogma… people are resistant.” –Neal Barnard, M.D.
“All you need’s a story. Voice is a miracle. Voice is what happens when you shitcan the cover-up. Deep-six the conspiracy of silence. There’ll be plenty of time for that later.” Everyone should subscribe to Entropy Gradient Reversals.