pulling back some curtains

We all know tablet computing is the next big step toward cyber-nirvana, right? Just like we all know we have a debt crisis, right?

Well, ummmm…no.

On debt, Krugman has been especially strong lately. Take his last several columns on the subject together, and you have an all-out assault on what has achieved the status of fact without, in fact, being true.

Here’s the latest. Think of it as the real world at the door, demanding to be let in: http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/31/us-net-investment-income/

(Update: this is even better. Krugman is continually refining and simplifying his arguments: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/02/opinion/krugman-nobody-understands-debt.html/)

Along those same lines, a recent talk by Cory Doctorow that was linked off Slashdot Saturday. He makes a large point, that general purpose computing is under attack and in danger. http://joshuawise.com/28c3-transcript



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