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We’re Trading Our Freedoms for Conveniences

July 4th, 2014 No Comments

This method of enforcing order with citizen compliance requires many badges and assorted uniforms. In extreme cases, specific headgear also may be required.

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Two Revolutions Took a Turn Last Week

July 12th, 2013 No Comments

While the protests in Egypt were swelling last week, Douglas Engelbart was dying from kidney failure in his home in Atherton, Calif. at the age of 88. Engelbart led a revolution of a different sort by inventing the computer mouse in 1963.

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Summer’s Discontent Tempered Here

August 19th, 2011 1 Comment

Less egalitarian societies tend to be more innovative. The rich innovate for status. (“Automatic sprinklers!”) The poor innovate for survival. (“Dung-fired stoves!”) Inequality will produce societal wealth more quickly than equality, barring an implosion of insurrection. Witness the Cold War.

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