If it’s as bad as the newspapers say, then it may be essential to read the latest report, or rather: the “summary for policy makers” dated Jan.22, 2001, of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – you do want a future for yourself and the rest of mankind, don’t you?
While waiting for small or large climatic disasters, you may want to pick up good reading material. Instead of going to Amazon.com, why not take a look at Fictionwise (www.fictionwise.com), a succesful e-book publisher (no, that is not acontradictio in terminis, at least not until now. Or will they too go the way of Bookface? )
An extract from Why software still sucks, an interview with Jaron Lanier in upsidetoday: “Just like we have language, but then we also have poetry, drama and rhetoric. Maybe what we really need is just different categories of software that are handled in such utterly different ways that we don’t even use the same word to describe them“. Lanier’s “One Half of a Manifesto” is here at http://www.edge.org.
Nostalgia or history? Just take a look at Yahoo – A guide to WWW in 1994 – yes, that is only 7 years ago…
Hilarious: Postal Experiments.