Wired reports: Time nips at the Great Wall. This amazing 4,500 mile structure, which has stood since 221 B.C., is rapidly deteriorating from the ravages of time and souvenir-hunting humans. I took this pic when we visited China three years ago (click for larger pic), and the disrepair is clearly evident.
Wired reviews Wired: A Romance, a new book about the history of Wired magazine and its founders, Louis Rossetto and Jane Metcalfe. "No one mentioned in the book, however, actually works here now. " I'll have to read the book, sounds like a history of the times as well as the story behind the magazine...
One of the definite icons of the "dot-com" era was Herman Miller's Aeron chair, which at $1,100 apiece symbolized the excesses of pre-revenue startups. In recognition that times have changed, Herman Miller introduces the Mirra, which is a comparative bargain at $600.
Billboard magazine has begun tracking 'net music downloads. Makes sense...
Giant sea creature baffles Chilean scientists. Eew. Looks like a 40 ft. leathery jellyfish. Or something.
Amish Tech Support is hosting this week's carnival . Some pretty heavy stuff; I guess I'm not in the mood for politics tonight... Well okay, maybe a little bit; you know how much I detest the Supreme Court's recent affirmative action ruling - it was racist, pure and simple - so I'll point out Embarrassing Illogic, from Occam's Toothbrush, and in a more blatant vein, we have The Truth-a-lzyer Test, from clubbeaux. This ruling just seems completely wrong to me, no matter how I look at it.