Top Ten for 2011

By Ian Darwin on 2011-01-04 21:03 in Category: politics internet

Happy {New,Gnu,Blue,Pneu} Year Everybody! As usual there may be less than 10 items.
  1. Sheldon Richman's Why WikiLeaks Matters
  2. Fred Branfman on WikiLeaks' Most Terrifying Revelation: Just How Much Our Government Lies to Us
  3. CBS news on How WikiLeaks Enlightened Us in 2010
  4. Martha Rosenberg with some interesting (but unsubstantiated) claims that US government agencies kill millions (literally) of blackbirds, 1000 times more than the 1000 that died in Arkansas
  5. John McWhorter on Getting Darnell Off The Corners: Why America Should Ride The Anti-Drug Wave (alternate title: Why Legalizing Drugs—All Of Them—Is The Only Path To A New Black America)
  6. Cambridge University refuses to bend over to the "house of cards" and censor a students research into pin-chip card insecurity. Professor Ross Anderson's response is a delight.
  7. Eliezer Yudkowsky on Why Our Kind Can't Cooperate (where "our kinds" is defined as computer geeks, libertarians, rationalists, etc.)
  8. Kyung Hee Kim on the precipitous decline of productivity among American schoolchildren
  9. Bradford Schmidt on expected sub-$100 Android smartphones (no-contract price). Maybe this will be the death knell of smartphone subsidies; why lock into a 3-year contract at $60/month when you can buy the phone for $100 and get service at $10 or $20/month?
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