February 19, 2001

I just went back and read an interesting discussion about independent web sites that happened almost a year ago.

Why democracy is in trouble.

A wiki on electronic dialogue. Looks interesting. I hope to have time to read it soon ;>

What a great editorial.

Republicans don't have the armies of university professors, reporters, editorialists, publishing houses and Hollywood entertainers to demonize their opponents. It is difficult for politicians to attack those who havenot been set up for attack. Democrats were able to vote en mass against confirming John Ashcroft as attorney general, because feminist, minority and anti-religious interest groups did the dirty work of turning Ashcroft into an ogre.

Paul Craig Roberts must have done some serious research before writing that piece. I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Maybe both.

Obvious evidence that Microsoft is copying MacOS X directly, maybe even to the point of copyright violation. The irony here is that if Microsoft would hire some competent people and do their own research, it would be totally feasible to come up with a better interface than the new image conscious Apple has. Unfortunately, they seem to insist on making flawed copies of an OS that is already flawed. Great.

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