Friday, October 24, 2008

MC Howie and Julie

I love these people.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Culture + Technology

Culture + Technology: A Primer just went into its 4th printing. I'm glad that so many have found it a useful book. It's quite exciting.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Backscatter Backlash?

Well, that's overstating the case (but makes a good headline). European Union is debating whether to allow backscatter devices at airports. New York Times article here.

And just to add to the theme of airport surveillance: the lastest passenger screening protocol (e.g., terrorist watch lists) is being worked out. See the Arizona Republic (channeling an AP story) here.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Post-Debate Photo

OK. I didn't watch the last debate. Even so, I don't understand this picture at all (apparently McCain caught himself going in the wrong direction). One of those unfortunate images. But I can't stop laughing.

Image is from Reuters, via the Huffington Post

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Haven't had much on the election in here. But this one thing has been bugging me.

Newsweek (and others, but this excerpt is from Newsweek) describes a recent McCain rally:

At a town-hall event Friday in Minnesota, McCain took the microphone from a woman who said Obama is an Arab. McCain said, "No, ma'am," and he called Obama "a decent, family man."

I understand that McCain is trying to temper the comments of his supporters, but rather than simply denying that Obama is an Arab he makes the argument that he's a decent family man, as if that's the opposite of being Arab. Arabs certainly can be decent family men!