In the late summer and early fall of 1771 Benjamin Franklin, on travel in Ireland and Scotland, met with James Watt and Adam Smith. The same James Watt that developed the steam […]
Make no mistake. We’d rather burn it all down than be told what we ought to do. And the harder we are told and the less like us the people who are telling us to do it, the harder and further we snap back.
You can bite the hook on the political debates about Syria right now if you really need to. You could take a hearty swing at the softball of hypocrisy that was President […]
It’s been more than twenty years since the IBM computer Deep Blue beat Grandmaster Garry Kasparov in a six game challenge of chess. Now, a few decades into a reality where something […]
I turn 40 this week. That’s right. The big 4-0. A real live milestone birthday. I’m not concerned though. Let’s face it. I’ve always been 40. And turning it certainly beats the […]
Long, long ago, before the internet or television or electricity or even running water, the most complicated computer the world has ever known was already operating. It’s an incredibly old and incredibly […]
I few months ago I wandered into the Tucson airport bookstore, the victim of the dreaded and constant Tucson to San Diego delay, and saw four books on the “non-fiction” shelf by […]