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12 September 2016 - 9/12 – The Day After
Just ran a few numbers to put things in perspective: There were around 9000 casualties (dead and wounded) from the attacks on 09/11/2001. There have been around 60,000 (American) service men and women killed or injured as a result of the “War on Terror”. That does not count any Iraqi, Pakistani, or Afghan civilians. Nor […]
18 November 2013 - On Hero Worship and the New Reality in Athletics
If I am reading this correctly then Lance Armstrong admits to doping but contends he was allowed to get away with it due to complicity among the higher-ups. Basically the UCI, USPS, (and NBC?) was covering up Armstong’s doping (to increase American viewership of the Tour de France?). For me the story isn’t about who […]
05 March 2010 - What Ever Happened to VRML?
Continuing my “Historical Perspective” series, this article was originally written on May 24th, 2002. Since then, a lot of things have changed (for better or worse) with the emergence of virtual worlds like Second Life and World of Warcraft which, although not fulfilling the original dreams of “virtual reality” go a long way to creating […]