Gongol.com Archives: February 2006
Brian Gongol

The American Way (2006.02.06)
February 6, 2006 Carnival of the Capitalists
Some of the best: Oil profits and how to fire customers

Broadcasting (2006.02.06)
The Sesame Street Encyclopedia
Every Muppet character to appear on the show

Humor and Good News (2006.02.06)
Why Designers Use Apple Computers
"[B]ecause all your most creative ideas come about while you're waiting for your computer to reboot"

Computers and the Internet (2006.02.06)
Penny E-Mail Charge Could Weed Out Spam
AOL, Yahoo say they'll charge some e-mail senders one cent per recipient. By imposing a cost on senders, it could discourage spam (which right now has virtually no marginal cost to the sender...which is why the crooks who send it send so much of it)

Business and Finance (2006.02.06)
Doesn't Anyone Remember the Late-90s Stock-Market Bubble?

News (2006.02.06)
New UK Conservative Party Leader Wants to Remove Queen's Powers
But he says he's not a "closet republican." Like that's a bad thing. The world needs small-"r" republicanism, not official magazines trumpeting some genetic lottery-winner's love for carriage driving.

Threats and Hazards (2006.02.06)
The World Has Surely Gone Mad
Thanks to the Internet, we can sample world opinion on issues like the Danish cartoon controversy. And people who object to freedom are everywhere.