Gongol.com Archives: August 2012
Brian Gongol

August 28, 2012

Computers and the Internet When social media, religious strife, and the law collide

The United States of America Good news: The 2011 earthquake didn't move the Washington Monument
It still appears to have been damaged by the quake, but at least it didn't experience liquefaction

Computers and the Internet E-Week calls Windows 8 "a tablet-friendly Windows 7 with tiles"

Computers and the Internet Reality check: Google Maps was only introduced in 2005
The rather astonishing level of detail it has added since then is nothing we've really fully digested from a social or legal standpoint

Science and Technology Ocean-bound floating cities
Practical or even plausible? Generally not. But they're fun eye candy. Humanity will definitely need to come to better terms with the oceans and how to live on and with them than we do today, but the major conceit to most "floating city ideas" is that there are millions of people aching to live in highly communal, closed societies. There just aren't. The incredibly few people who choose today to live aboard residential cruise ships are a strange breed indeed.

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