My Friday morning post on Apple's new iOS8 operating system pretty much kicked the Internet hornet's nest, both here and on Twitter. This post discusses what I think is the strongest counterargument made against my post. It's a good argument, and it has pushed me to change my view from "troubled" to "need more information to decide."
It's been widely criticized, but it might be right.
"Atlas Shrugged, Part 3" - the final movie in the series based on Ayn Rand's book - is truly awful.
If you think Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald have stopped attacking NSA, you haven’t been following them closely enough. While American media have largely lost interest in Snowden and Greenwald, the pair continue to campaign outside the United States against the intelligence agency. Their most ambitious effort was in New Zealand, a member of the “Five Eyes” intelligence […]
Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and former Special Advisor for Health Policy to Peter Orszag, writes about he wants to die at 75. A poem by Kipling beat him to it.
Ten years or so ago I coined a phrase (with the help of some VC readers) for a rather odd phenomenon: the Reverse Tinkerbell. A Tinkerbell occurs when something is more likely to occur simply as a function of the more people who believe that it will occur – named, of course, for that moment […]
Georgetown political theorist Jason Brennan makes a strong case for allowing 16 year olds to vote, as they did in Scotland during the recent referendum on independence. At the very least, we should let minors vote if they have a higher level of political knowledge than the average adult.
The guest-bloggers cowrote "Journo-Drones: A Flight over the Legal Landscape" (published recently in the Communications Lawyer).
At Forbes.com, George Leef comments on the unintended consequences of lawyer licensing for consumers and provides a nice summary of some of the existing economic and empirical studies on point.
Seems reasonable to me.