The New Yorker: Offense and defense is a must-read on the war. In the build up to the invasion, Rumsfeld repeatedly over-ruled traditional troop deployment methodology. This has led to the position they are now in: the Iraqis are saying “so what” to shock and awe and the US troops are woefully over-stretched, with too little equipment to support them …
Long article about one way of thinking about digital identity and the world of means. Interesting stuff.
Apparently the US’s key mine-finding dolphinhas gone AWOL. No wonder there are delays all over the place….
Shirky: Permanet, Nearlynet, and Wireless Data predicts that the guerilla-style spread of unmetered WiFi access will a) destroy the 3G metered-data idea and b) lead us bit-by-bit to an approximation of the always on, unmetered access to the network that we all want.
Is Tufte suggesting that bad PowerPoint may have played a part in the Shuttle disaster? It sure looks that way. Regardless, its a great summary of what not to do on a PowerPoint slide.