Three ads this week. We always have three ads.
Letters to the Editor
from Richard Bartucci, L. Neil Smith, and Rich Matarese
The Past That Never Was
The Future That Will Never Be
by L. Neil Smith
I have just (more or less) returned from "Renovation", the 69th
annual World Science Fiction Convention, and it isn't my arms that are tired.
by Jim Davidson
The insidious systems by which the big government benefits the big
fascist corporations and those big corpses feed back benefits to the politicians and
bureau-rats are based on hierarchical structures that are as full of fail as client-server,
Napster, and the like. What killed Napster as a client-server based file sharing scheme
cannot kill bitTorrent.
by A.X. Perez
With Congress having appointed a joint Committee (the soi disant
Super Committee or Super Congress) to essentially draw up the budget and cut the deficit the
other members have time to work on other projects. Some things you might want to bug your
Congresscritter about if you are inclined to get involved in politics:
by Jim Davidson
Today in discussions with key members of team Individual Sovereign
University, I came up with an idea for a Founder's Club. Yes, Jim Davidson with a great
big club to go with the wild hair and the brown hat.
New Book by Chris R. Tame
Revewed by Sean Gabb
"These bibliographies are the work of one of the most thorough and
generally the most remarkable scholars of his age. No doubt, they would have been much
improved had he lived to complete them. As they stand, they give valuable guidance to
all who would go into any of the vast and labyrinthine areas of knowledge that he was
the first fully to survey, and that he made his own.
Atlantea The Beautiful No. 140
by L. Neil Smith and Rex May
Number 140 of a weekly cartoon series.