Like most people I know, I was saddened, but not surprised, by Google.cn. I get the official corporate reasoning, although it smells more of justification than reason. But even if I understand the reasoning/justifications â€” some information is better than no information; someone else (China?) will do it if we don’t; engagement is better than [...]
random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
One internal F.B.I. message, sent in October 2003, criticized the Office of Intelligence Policy and Review at the Justice Department, which reviews and approves terrorist warrants, as regularly blocking requests from the F.B.I. to use a section of the antiterrorism law that gave the bureau broader authority to demand records from institutions like banks, Internet providers and libraries.
“While radical militant librarians kick us around, true terrorists benefit from OIPR’s failure to let us use the tools given to us,” read the e-mail message, which was sent by an unidentified F.B.I. official. "This should be an OIPR priority!!!”
Archive for February, 2006
pharyngula posts the funniest portrait of Chuck that I’ve seen. (I’ve been told that my sense of humor is obscure.) Compare with his earlier mutton-chop look over at Wikipedia. The iconic image is still available in ready-to-stick form @ Swarthmore’s Chaz Has a Posse. Go forth and evolve. (Or, at my house in Boston, surrounded [...]
So, tonight I was in a NYC restaurant with a dear friend, when I got a call from an unknown number in Boston. The unknown number turned out to be a library science professor at Simmons College, whom I have never met, and he wanted to know if I’ve lost my wallet. I found this [...]