BTW, I hate it when articles on the web are undated. There is no way other than looking at the URL of this piece to know when this was published, and even that is not clear. I think it’s recent but there’s no way to know for sure.
Archives for April 2004
posted a piece about GMail that I overlooked, though many blogs I read referred to it. But it’s just the title that’s misleading – the piece itself is excellent. O’Reilly’s The Fuss About Gmail and Privacy: Nine Reasons Why It’s Bogus is about MUCH more than the privacy concerns, it’s about the whole thing that GMail represents. “Pioneers like Google are remaking the computing industry before our eyes. Google of course isn’t one computer — it’s a hundred thousand computers, by report — but to the user, it appears as one. Our personal computers, our phones, and even our cars, increasingly need to be thought of as access and local storage devices. The services that matter are all going to run on the global virtual computer that the internet is becoming.”
Dahlia Lithwick published a very nice rundown of the ongoing US trials related to terrorism on Friday in Slate: Trials and Terrors – These are our banner terror trials? “Second, the administration must try a real terrorist for real acts of terror. […] Reserving the courts for the small-fry sends the message that the Western legal system can only punish the pretty-bad. And treating each pretty-bad guy like he committed the crime of the century sends the message that justice was never really the point in the first place.”
but after defeating the Bruins in game 7 last night, some Montrealers are certainly suggesting that the parade “will take place along the usual route.”