Blogging History: NSA phone surveillance appalls FISA judge; Distance ed as Zork

One year


NSA reveals that it illegally gathered thousands of phone records, to the appalled astonishment of FISA court judge: As the Snowden leaks about NSA surveillance continue to trickle out, it's easy to miss the fact that the NSA is now releasing hundreds of pages of damning documents about its activities. They're not doing it voluntarily: the Snowden leaks allowed the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the ACLU to wave away a decade's worth of administrative stalling and secure a major court victory that triggered the releases.

Five years

If distance education was Zork: You are sitting at your desk with a cup of coffee, checking your online course webpage. There are twenty-three assignments that need grading.

> drink coffee

All is right with the world again.

> grade assignments

You have graded twenty-three assignments. You are sitting at your desk with a half-finished cup of coffee, checking your online course webpage. There are twenty-three assignments that need grading.