the Pirated Sites weblog until now. Whether clueless or simply evil, see how low some businesses will go as they roll out copycat e-business offerings.
Archives for November 2001
on Islamism and the Current Situation: Yes, This Is About Islam. “The restoration of religion to the sphere of the personal, its depoliticization, is the nettle that all Muslim societies must grasp in order to become modern. The only aspect of modernity interesting to the terrorists is technology, which they see as a weapon that can be turned on its makers. If terrorism is to be defeated, the world of Islam must take on board the secularist-humanist principles on which the modern is based, and without which Muslim countries’ freedom will remain a distant dream.” [via Aaron]
thoughts on the “close the post office” idea that John Robb floated the other day. Basically right on target.
In other news, I hate it when people change the facts in a post without making a note about it. Robb changed the number of employees at the USPS from 300K to 990K, but didn’t acknowledge the initial error, which I reproduced below.
But the fundamental point I made is still valid: people assume that post office operations aren’t automated and must be very old school. Those people make a drastically incorrect assumption.
: the New York Public Library Style Guide. A real-world example of how to make the move to web standards.