Seriously now. You’re Microsoft. You want to get a blogger to check out Vista. If you are going to send it to a blogger, don’t send it to the guy who accused you of destroying Christmas. But if you do, make sure it works. Then make sure it works again, then once more and only then send it to him.
The Flattening of Politics conference – May 18th, stateside. I want to go but I do have exams and there’s meant to be an election around then too. Damnit.
Via ICT Station is the IT Facts blog.
So many people just had babies or soon will. Might bulk buy this book.
I was thinking about the flattening of politics today, but in a very different sense. Actually, it’s a bit soon to say I was thinking about it; I’m still only in data gathering mode, reading a long article by a University of Cambridge don (abstract and pay-access here: http://newleftreview.org/?page=article&view=2653) on social theory in a post-communist world.
I think a lot of the discussion of politics focuses on specific issues (each of them valid concerns) or on the “sport” of electoral politics (“party x [up | down] n points in the latest poll”), and not enough on the underlying values and systems of relations between people and what we want them to be and why.