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Fri 21 Nov 2003

Interesting interview with Bill Joy. I know many of those who read this blog (hi, Forest!) probably don't know who he is, but you probably should. He's a serious computer guru, easily within the top ten most important computer geeks around. Not too long ago he wrote an alarmist article warning that the Terminator/Matrix scenario of machines taking over the world might actually come to pass -- which freaked out a lot of people, coming from such a prominent computer guru.

He says, "Democracy is about individuals giving up the ability to do whatever they want so that everybody can have some rights." Bzzzt, wrong. That's what government in general is about, and if I'm not mistaken, the idea originated with Hobbes, who wasn't really much into democracy.

It also struck me what he is doing for fun -- he's trying to set up a meditation wall in his apartment! At first I thought, gee, what a self-absorbed loser, but I've thought the better of it. Everybody needs to do something for fun.
Posted in the afternoon./computers ]

Boy, talk about a generic blog. What can I say, I'm not a design guy. My brother says he'll design a template for me if I want...

These are the sites that I read the most:

instapundit (like many, many other people)
Google News
OK, OK, so I'm biased. Big deal.

Arts & Letters Daily

The best dang writing on the web, period. (At least it was, when I set up this blog 4 years ago.)
Lileks (especially the Bleat)
Eject! Eject! Eject!

Dave Barry
Tim Blair
Worse Than Failure

Legal Stuff
How Appealing
Balkin (when I want to get mad)
Volokh & Co. (I like Phillipe the best) (where did he go, anyway?)
Some Harvard graduate who happens to be totally hilarious.

Other interesting political commentary
Colby Cosh
Impromptus (and what happened to him, too?)
Best of the Web

Baseball stuff
Hunt (What the heck happened to him, anyway?)
Viva El Birdos

Geek stuff

Sites I used to read all the time, but rarely visit anymore
Yahoo Money
Andrew Sullivan
New York Press

Marvelous ways to waste an afternoon
Travels with Samantha (rated PG-13)
The Institute of Official Cheer
The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit
Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics
The Tolkien Sarcasm Page
Wikipedia's BJAODN

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