The Ultimate Weapon

Col. Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888–1935) was a British archaeologist, military officer, diplomat, and writer renowned for his liaison role in the Arab Revolt during WWI.

Browser Wars

It used to be a browser was a browser, but then the dollar signs got into everyone’s eyes. (You know Google dropped the “Don’t Be Evil” motto in 2015, right?)

NASA’s Job

The full context of this quote, from my eulogy of Jerry in 1999: Jerry was a brilliant and uncompromising engineer. One of his strengths was keeping humans in the loop: It’s relatively easy to design a machine. It’s a lot harder to design it well so that it helps people, rather than get in their … See the Meme

Hi, I’m Clippy!

“BUT ITS’ GRAYED OUT I CANT CLICK IT!!!!!!!!” Take a breath. Whatever it is probably won’t matter to you next week. Everyone calls the infernal thing that Microsoft introduced in Office 97 “Clippy” but its real name is Clippit — and we even know who to thank/blame for the look (but certainly not the idea behind … See the Meme

Number Blocked

Really: I promise! Oh, and phone spammers? I don’t answer calls from anyone not in my phonebook, either. Go get a real job.