any doubt, Cory Doctorow’s post about a parking lot, his grandmother’s worries, and network backups at Boing Boing is surely his best post ever! “And here I am, a pathological worrier in the guise of an sf writer. For me, the worry revolves around backup.”
Archives for August 2001
I can get a good, large, royalty-free image of a tree? Preferably an Eastern White Pine?
, before Seattle there was the APEC meeting in Vancouver. Today, the report of the RCMP’s Commission for Public Complaints was leaked. It found that, “Federal officials played an ‘improper role’ in security arrangements at the 1997 APEC summit, occasionally bullying RCMP officials who were poorly prepared for the melee officers should have known was coming, says a long-awaited report into the incident.”
I should be noted, however, that the Commission for Public Complaints is pretty much toothless, and efforts by protesters to get a higher-level inquiry going were rebuffed all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Caterina points to an interesting article in The Atlantic this month. I’ve had many an argument about this with people in Canada who lamented the arrival of Chapters. I love an indie bookshop as much as the next person, but at the same time, the big boxes are much better than they are reputed to be by the nay-sayers. I know my friends who self-publish, or my friend who has a little publishing house, seem to like Chapters just fine. They can get stocked there more easily than in the small shops, no matter how great a particular small shop might be.