The Who2 Blog March 2011

Wonder Woman Update: NPR Slams the Spangles

"My point is that the sorts of people you are charged to fight represent a grave, grave threat to all of us. We can't afford to have you distracted because you're yanking up your top all the time like a poorly-fitted bridesmaid at a hastily planned wedding.

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So Long to Paul Baran, Internet Pioneer

Paul Baran, a giant of early Internet technology, has died at age 84.

In the early 1960s, while working at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California, Mr. Baran outlined the fundamentals for packaging data into discrete bundles, which he called "message blocks." The bundles are then sent on various paths around a network and reassembled at their destination. Such a plan is known as "packet switching."

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Bob Herbert's Last Column for The NY Times

Photo of Bob Herbert, smiling, from the necktie knot up, from his column in the New York Times

"When the most powerful country ever to inhabit the earth finds it so easy to plunge into the horror of warfare but almost impossible to find adequate work for its people or to properly educate its young, it has lost its way entirely."

Bob Herbert, godblesshim,

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