Posting will be sporadic in the near future as travel and related matters will leave me with limited or no internet access. Thus, a few parting tidbits:

  • PC World gives us the 25 Worst Tech Products of All Time. I admit that I have dealt with those ranked 1 (AOL), 2 (Real Player), 4 (Windows ME), 8 (IE 6), 12 (PointCast) and 15 (Iomega Zip Drives). The only one I disagree with is 15 but that’s because I never had a problem with my Zip drives or discs. I will also say it’s a tough contest between 1 and 2 for which is truly the worst. Somehow, I avoided the 10 products that made the (dis)honorable mention list.
  • And a blog lesson in why you shouldn’t rip people off, particularly if you are an idiot. (Via memepool).
  • The Village Voice Literary Supplement joins the discussion about the future of independent book stores. (Via Arts & Letters Daily).
  • A friend brought to my attention another South Dakota blog of which I was unaware, Plain(s) Feminist.

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.

Carl Sagan, “Why We Need to Understand Science

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