April 11, 2003
Link of the Moment
Pretty amazing Flash work Nobody Here...it's like a huge bunch of HTML and Flash toys in one, and in thought provoking arrangements. I've only barely scratched the surface on the amount of content here.
Quote of the Moment
"Give a man a fish; he'll be surprised. Teach him how to fish; he'll be slightly afraid. Use him as bait; he'll cack his pants."
--The League Against Tedium
Article of the Moment
Slate.com had an insightful article on how there are and always will be lingering questions about the final result of the war, that it isn't the simple pure and obvious victory that the celebratory Hawks want to pitch it as. They also had another good read basically asking how did our armed forces get so good?.
Geekery of the Moment
"Some kinds of waste really are disgusting. SUVs, for example, would arguably be gross even if they ran on a fuel which would never run out and generated no pollution. SUVs are gross because they're the solution to a gross problem. (How to make minivans look more masculine.)"
--Tangent by Paul Graham, speculating on computer languages 100 years from now, and thinking that Java might be a bit of a dead end, in terms of not leaving descendents. (Though what is Microsoft's C#, then?)