Fractals of Change: September 2008

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18 posts from September 2008

September 11, 2008


From a New York Times article with more pictures.


September 09, 2008

Satellite Internet Access That Could be Good

According to The Wall Street Journal, A company called O3b Networks LTD Traditional is planning to launch up to 16 satellites by the end of 2010 to provide Internet access in Africa, the Middle East, and parts of Latin More...

e-Sitting in Nerdville

We never did see Baby Jack during our early morning stint of e-sitting.

Son-in-law Hugh had to catch the 6AM flight from Burlington to get to a conference (been there, done that). He, Kate, and Jack stayed a More...

September 07, 2008

The New Religion - Discussion

In response to my post claiming that the NY Times is surprisingly criticizing Sarah Palin for lack of faith in its editorial which complains "She has questioned whether humans are responsible for climate change," reader More...

The New Religion

Many people, including me, are made uncomfortable by Sarah Palin's evangelical faith. So it was surprising to see Palin attacked this morning in a New York Times editorial for her lack of faith.

"She has questi More...

September 05, 2008

The Putin Test

Flash forward to early next year. A new president of the United States is about to be sworn in. Vladimir Putin is planning an inauguration day test for him – perhaps another foray into Georgia, seizing all or part of the Ukraine, or just flying dangerously close to US ships at sea. There will be More...

September 03, 2008

Chrome - Getting Microsoft’s Goat

Historically there has been nothing which gets Microsoft's attention as fast as a platform for applications which threatens Windows dominance. Google's Chrome is obviously such a platform; Google can afford to challenge Microsoft; it's healthy for innovation that it does. Can Microsoft still rise More...

September 01, 2008

Words Matter

"Gustav Sends Oil Prices Surging" read the headline on the front page of yesterday.

"Crude rises slightly in 'muted response' during a special electronic trading session. Hurricane bears down on region that controls 25% of U.S. crude production," r More...

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