Wrapping up my perfect day, the Ole filter makes a pass, and finds it's all happening...
I meant to call this out earlier because I think it's important and it has soaked up a fair amount of think time from me: Josh Newman's observations about Confidence and Comfort, as he slips into something more. I'll probably post more about this; right now I'm confident that confidence matters, but still trying to get comfortable with the idea of comfort :)
The Economist notes the axeman cometh:
David Pogue reviews the Pico projector - wow, how cool! Definitely a new product category and one destined for major adoption... Please Santa, I've been a good boy :)
Well this sucks - the uber-cool "Mexican walking fish" nears extinction. It is too cool, surely evolution cannot be so heartless?
Did you see this? California gives green light to high-speed train. "Voters in California this week agreed to bankroll a multi-billion dollar high-speed railway system, with technology to come from either Japan or Europe... The train would connect San Francisco to Los Angeles and would cost some 45 billion dollars, according to news reports, which said the measure was approved by a vote of some 52 percent to about 48 percent." It would be cool, but don't hold your breath. That $45B is bound to double before the first track is laid...
Wired News with a blast from the past: November 7, 1932: Radio Enters the 25th Century. "1932: Space adventurer Buck Rogers debuts on CBS radio. The science fiction show, eventually called Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, will delight loyal fans over a span of 15 years and inspire aficionados for decades more." What a different time that was, can you imagine how strange and amazing it must have been to contemplate space travel in 1932?
And so here we have the five awesomest TV and Movie spaceships... not a bad list, but sadly incorrect, as it completely omits the Enterprise! What? I have to agree with the Romulan warbird choice, however, that is kickass-looking...