Today Shirley and I both received nice things in the mail - she got some beautiful serving bowls, and I got a half-case of great wine. These things were similar in that they were both Italian, not French. Shirley has given up ordering French bowls, and I've given up ordering French wine. No loss.
So, what's happening? Well...
So what did you think of Bush's speech? Do you think we should spend another $87B to fight terrorism? My thoughts - we have to. Next Thursday is the second anniversary of 9/11, and that cost a lot, in lives as well as money. We can't afford to be passive.
In the wake of Mahmoud Abbas' resignation and an escalation of violence by both Israelis and Palestinians, the WP says "Ditch the Road Map, Just Get There, Already." Interesting suggestions. [ via Tim Bray, who also posted The Road Map itself ]
Sony just announced a camcorder which burns video direct to DVD. It looks a bit big. I'm not sure this is the technology combination of the future.
The future of cell phones, as envisioned by various manufacturers. They all seem to involve video, that's clearly the Next Big Thing. Excellent!
Spaceflight Now has a story about a NASA program to develop a supersonic jet which doesn't cause sonic booms. "The team was confident the design would work, but field measurements of sonic booms are notoriously difficult. We were all blown away by the clarity of what we measured." Now that's cool.
Hey, Google loves me! For some reason, the number of search hits I've gotten today is about three times higher than average. It started with the weird "Arnold Oui" thing (I am still the #1 result if you search for "Arnold Oui"), but now all sorts of stuff is pointing to me. Whatever!