Ramblings from the pre-blog era

Back in the 1990s, I was skeptical about this newfangled concept, "Web 2.0". It's just as stupid as interactive television, I said. Most people are consumers of information, very few will want to produce content.

I should have known better. Even as I uttered this opinion, I was already putting ramblings on my Web site. I continued this practice for several years, until finally, I started blogging in earnest, first using a monster Web page for this purpose, which I later automated using homebrew logging software (I finally switched to WordPress in 2008.)

Can weapons bring democracy to Iraq?

A false comparison.

or how we're being lied to by our esteemed warmongering leaders and media.

Many know the sad story of the disappearance of one of the Internet's most useful scientific resources, Eric Weisstein's Mathworld.

Everybody has an opinion it seems, so why shouldn't I have one?

or why I cancelled my Bell Mobility account.

Hating Microsoft is so fashionable these days...

or why I want the Russkies back.

Are we really just helpless passengers on Spaceship Earth?

Will the world end in 2000 because of faulty computer software?

Space: We're out there... well, we put our little toe out there. Isn't it time for more?

Pseudoscience: Why is it so fashionable not to think straight?

On the death penalty: Why two wrongs do not make a right.

Splitting the atom is the key to our future. Cowering in fear of the unknown is the path back to the cave.

Jules Verne was an amazing visionary. Most of the time, the predictions of science fiction are way off the mark; Verne's forecasts proved amazingly accurate!