Friday, May 25, 2007

Star Wars at 30 - the Republic, the Empire and the Rebel Alliance

We've seen the galactic Republic be replaced by an Empire, which is challenged by a rebel alliance that topples the empire, to replace it with a new Republic.Our world too, has gone through tumultuous change, though not quite in the same order.The American Republic faced down the Russian 'Evil Empire',deal with a Rebel Alliance, & become an Empire.I love the Star Wars films, and writing this article brought it all back to me.



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Monday, May 07, 2007

Child Soldiers and India's Insurgency

It is detestable indeed that young children are being exposed to death, destruction and violence at such a young and impressionable age. The social costs are appalling, not to speak of the personal tragedy.



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Sunday, May 06, 2007

The Problem With Micropayments - Sorry, Wrong Number

Everyone who imagines a working micropayment system either misunderstands user preferences, or imagines preventing users from expressing those preferences. The working micropayments systems that people hold up as existence proofs — ringtones, iTunes — are businesses that have escaped from market dynamics through a monopoly or cartel



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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Fantasy Cricket: The Best of the Rest vs. Australia

Can an entire XI could be picked from the Rest of World that could challenge Australia?



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