August 2010

I forgot to mention that yesterday’s piece on truth came about because one of the temporary bloggers at Andrew Sullivan’s Dish, Zoe Pollock, saw fit to link to the original piece by Bill Vallicella. Apparently I wasn’t the only person who took exception to Vallicella’s nonsense: in today’s Dish, Pollock quotes from three critics of…

Read More Another easy demolition: "homicide bombers"

Bill Vallicella describes himself as a “Maverick Philosopher” and a “recovering academician”. Perhaps if he sought to recover the rigor and discipline of academic philosophy we would be spared nonsense like his latest piece on Christopher Hitchens and death. Here’s his conclusion: What would Hitch lose by believing? Of course, he can’t bring himself to…

Read More The value of truth

I rushed out last night’s posting about the “50+” artists in my iTunes library without mentioning a few points that I’d noticed. First – and rather obviously – the artists with the largest numbers have been very prolific, which takes time: I’ve been listening to most of them for many years. I was surprised to…

Read More A coda to yesterday's piece on "50+" artists

I believe the true future of cloud computing for developers is to not think about servers at all. It is now time to focus on the Application and new levels of abstraction that allow folks to use the computing resources in easier and easier ways. Ezra Zygmuntowicz, as part of his blog post on leaving…

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