The US controls the web, and wants to keep it that way. I can understand why other countries would like more control over something so important as the internet. However, I think this may just be one of the perks of being the USA. I mean, if you fund and develop something kickass, you shouldn’t have it taken away from you once everyone else agrees that it’s kickass.
In 1967, Van Morrison recorded 31 songs in one session to fulfill his record contract. Includes such classics as: Twist & Shake, Shake & Roll, Stomp & Scream, Scream & Holler, Jump & Thump, Walk & Talk, Wobble & Ball, and Want a Danish.
MIT Media Lab’s admirable program: to design $100 laptops and work to have them distributed to children in poor countries.
This appearance of “perfect fit” makes it seem as if organisms must have been the product of an intelligent force. But this appearance of perfection is deceiving. It gives no hint of the numberless evolutionary dead ends — lineages that, according to the fossil record, survived for a while but then died out, probably because changes in the environment made their once-perfect designs not so perfect anymore.
A really excellent article that discusses both the science and the context of evolution. It works as both a primer on the specifics of evolution as well as a defense against charges that it’s “just a theory.”
Get your profile carved into wood.
The most clear and succinct explanation about why Digital Rights Management is bad.