Reflections on Life, Standards and Everything
The study of standards has a reputation for being (how to say this
tactfully?) not exactly riveting. Or, as Monty Python's John Cleese might
phrase it: "Dreadfully dull — dry as dust, really. In fact, thoroughly
drab and awful". Perhaps this section of ConsortiumInfo.org will convince
you that the study of standards can be both interesting as well
#68 The Devil's in the Cloud: It's Time to Stop our Headlong Rush into Cyber Insecurity
Ten years from now, most of the data, hardware and software in any nation will be housed in a few hundred enormous data farms, heavily defended against cyberattack — and completely vulnerable to kinetic weapons. Remember something called "war?"
#67 Election Day 2012: What would Darwin Think?
If you've come to think of those who espouse an opposing political view as a bunch of unreconstructed Neanderthals, perhaps you're on to something.
#66 Here We Go Again: How to Tell a Bubble When you See One
The symptoms of an investment bubble are as obvious as the disease. Heaven forbid we should ever wise up.
#65 Measuring in the New Year
Despite our inexorable march into a digital future, one hardy (and very analog) survivor soldiers on — ten yards at a time.
#64 Standards of Political Civility and Darwin's Finches
Heaven help us all in these United States. It's election time again.
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