I was fortunate to hear Tucker Carlson speak at a lunch thing today and he said something I found profound, mainly because I hadn’t thought of it before (because I think there are none smarter than I am smart. I’m kidding. Swear.) Anyway, he said that social media and new media has not only given us greater insight into what everyone thinks, but almost uncomfortable (my word) insight into what people DO. (You guys know my mantra on geo-location sites.) Where they go, how they spend their time and money, what they invest their interests in. And, according to Carlson, that is invaluable information to politicians. Which is why all of the stories about data collecting and mining are starting to take on a whole other vibe to me. Perhaps it might be time to be a little more cautious about one’s online profile. Mom, you win.
Alright, I have to finish up some actual work before meeting Ash here for a little happy hour where I can FINALLY give her the b-day present I’ve been holding for almost a month. Being a slacker really isn’t that shameful. It just provides an easy excuse to have a martini with a friend. An ace in the back pocket as they say.
So, diversions before I must buckle it down:
This is fun. The aforementioned Ash is a Yankees fan and I’m of course, Braves all the way; there are also many other various and sundry folks who have expressed an interest in some games this summer. Play ball people. I’m submitting your pictures.
This was a cool article. You should always write stuff like this Wired and stay away from politics.
Huge turtles. Seriously, HUGE.
I have them both in my refrigerator and will be testing this theory this weekend.
More genetic excuses. But this is fascinating to me. And it explains a lot. Also, is exactly why it’s ridiculous to get all bunged up if someone disagrees with you.
Heh. A lot of the cohort from the master’s program aspired to work here. So glad I can say that the idea never appealed to me.
Excellent article. And, if there’s some consensus, these are the areas we need to begin to address.
I may have to leave work and travel the few stops up to Reagan National to see and photograph this. I think it’d be a good story to tell kids.
I think I’ve been involved in this conversation before…
The quickening art. People are always making me cry at work…
Heh. Heheheheh…..bahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!! Ahem.
Just got invited to this. Um, seriously, I don’t think there was ever an event better suited to my tastes and I don’t care what that says about me.
Of course, this also suits my tastes…
Finally, please note that they are not saying that NASA is wrong here, just that “the science is NOT settled.” I think that’s right.