Since all my old posts have disappeared into the ether (actually I guess they are still sitting on my server, ahem), I thought I would put up some new & old links.
Here are some new ones:
David Brooks wrote an admirable Op Ed piece in the NYT recently: “What Life Asks of Us.” He is usually a bit conservative for me, but I like what he has to say about people and institutions in this article. He might have caught the hope thing from Obama.
I have read one of his books and enjoyed it. I think it was the first one. I started the second and didn’t finish it if I remember correctly. His books are:
- On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense (2004) ISBN 0-7432-2738-7
- Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There (2000) ISBN 0-684-85377-9
My buds Dave and Paul pointed me to this article: “Its a catastrophe for the apostrophe in Britain” by Meera Silva on Yahoo news. It seems some of the Brits find the apostrophe confusing in signs.
Now here are a couple of old ones that have disappeared with the old blog.
I still think this 1994 article is prescient.
The Economy of Ideas by John Perry Barlow
I still think Doctorow rocks and recommend his book: Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright and the Future of the Future