You know, unless you want to comment and then I'll chat. Very busy day, including work backlog that's finally catching up to people I tried to light a fire under and it being the first day of class. This semester is Microbiology 2700.
Ken Schneyer on jealousy, envy and regret in regards to the writing life. (Grokked from Dr. Phil)
Jim Hines and the death of print now with numbers on his book sales.
A WSJ article on the changing economics of the book publishing business. There's some inside baseball stuff there, as well as the usual "digital books Rulez!" hype (I always love the "forecast" type graphics, note to futurists, past performance is not indicative of future performance). IMHO ebooks have room to grow, but I don't think they're going to grow as much as some starry-eyed people think they will (for various reasons, including how people interact with material). (Grokked from Jay Lake)
A clip from an article on cyberwar (not much to the article, just a "Oh look, it's happening"), "Industry needs to develop new security technology that is not based on malware signatures." Yes, that.
Hey Tea Party, oh look, they can't hear you now. After championing your cause to storm the town halls of democrats in the previous two years, your conservative wave doesn't want to hear from you. Remember your promise to vote them out if they didn't hold true to your political views. We're watching.
Rick, you keep using that word. I don't think it means what you think it means. No, really, if it was a "jihad" you wouldn't be standing, seriously. Words have both denotative and connotative meanings, and boy are you trying to shift the connotative meaning of jihad. Oh, and it's a self-inflicted wound, BTW. Your mouth is running, better see to that.