Department Of Stop it! You're killing Everything!
Akbar Ahmed's commentary in Newsweek shows the twists and turns we take when we are boundlessly deferential to religion.
I'm sure his heart is in the right place, wishing we could all co-exist a little better. But he swings and misses in his attempt to promote peace between the free-speech West and the fundamentalist Muslims it upsets. Read more about Thank you for not speaking freely
I think the political benefit of such an arrangement is that in the future, most "libraries" will be corporate for profit access havens. Information there will be organized to meet certain interests, and that methodology won't calculate ours. But for now, it looks interesting. A fun project would be for someone to go over Google's material, while comparing it with old school microfiche of the same material.
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New oilwell drilling in North Lubbock (just north of the original Country Club, where a longtime Lubbock landmark, County Line BBQ, which had koi ponds and wandering peafowl, closed unexpectedly this spring. Read more about No redeeming social value ...