On Airport “security”
There’s nothing like marrying the commentary of one of your favorite fiction authors with one of your pet peeves. In my case that means George R.R. Martin and airport “security”. I’ll save you all my ranting and just let you read his thoughts on it, because they perfectly mirror mine.
The minute I can’t take my laptop in my carry on is the minute I stop flying and start paying exhorbitant fuel prices to drive somewhere. Yes, I do need it that much, and no I won’t put it in my checked baggage.
On Net Neutrality
While I’m on the topic of things that “really piss me off”, let me add the debate on Net Neutrality. David wrote something about it with some good links – one is to to Tim Berners-Lee – the guy who invented the Web as we know it.
Net Neutrality is SERIOUS folks, please please don’t sit quietly on the side and watch. This will impact everyone’s life. Same rules apply here as they do in voting for politicians: If you don’t vote (do anything), you don’t get to complain or whine if things happen that you don’t like – you have a voice, use it.