Despite the fact that something have changed and will continue to change, some things haven’t changed a bit. And I know damn well that there are still fights to be fought, battles to be won. Or, to use less militant rhetoric, there are things we need to teach one another, lessons to be learned, hearts to be opened, minds to be changed.
Which of course has little to do with anything. This entry, in honor of, among other things, a six-yer anniversary, is all about unconnected things that on the face of it have little to do with anything. So let’s get on with it.
Both governments [Cuba and Venezuela] say they are trying to wean state agencies from Microsoftâ€™s proprietary Windows to the open-source Linux operating system, which is developed by a global community of programmers who freely share their code.
Look. The last line of this article, “And we desperately need a revolution,” is true. We desperately need people to stop caring more about “American Idol” than they do about the potential environmental catastrophe awaiting our children. To this statement, Mr. Luddite, I say “Hell yeah.”
But do us a favor, will you? Stop talking for us. Stop being the voice for current revolutionaries. No one likes the Bitter Old Man. No one likes the Bitter Old Man and no one thinks that his fears are justified. And, more to the point, no one thinks that his tactics to fight the power will do any good. Wanna know why?
Mandate? Sea change? I don’t know. I don’t know what’s going on in my country. When I lived in Humboldt, I used to see a lot of old pickup trucks with bumper stickers that read, “I love my country, but I fear my government.” I understood the sentiment. I understood how one could feel distrustful […]