Image: Ahhh, the power of persuasion. Snapshot of a SJ Merc headline/photo from yesterday.
In related news, authorities in New Orleans are seizing guns from civilians as efforts proceed to clear the city of the last remaining residents: Link to NYT story.
Snip from a post on "interdictor"'s blog, maintained throughout the disaster from that data center inside NOLA:
As per my question about the forcible confiscation of guns, several of you posted video from ABC news verifying this. So there you go, go ahead and grab your pocket-sized copy of the constitution and tear out Amendment II. It should be the first one on the page, because if you've been keeping track, Amendment I should have been torn out years ago. I don't mean to make this a debate about guns, but what I want is for the law to be the law, and that means if the we don't like Amendment II anymore, we need to just go ahead and repeal it, not ignore it. If we just start ignoring the Amendments, we never know what rights we're entitled to and when. That complicates things. Just go ahead and repeal them if we're not gonna use them. So there's that.
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
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