Leaving for GUADEC. See you all soon!
Reagan’s Eighties: “Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms — greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge — has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed — you mark my words — will [save that] malfunctioning corporation called the USA.” (Speech from Wall Street.)
“Author Ray Bradbury is demanding an apology from American filmmaker Michael Moore for lifting the title from his classic science-fiction novel Fahrenheit 451 without permission and wants the new documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 to be renamed.”
Saw Angels in America the other week. Al Pacino’s Roy Cohn was so great, I read a whole bunch of history about Cohn and the McCarthy era. Great stuff. So, I was surprised to see an article about the McCarthy hearings on CNN, noting that it had been 50 years to the day since Joseph Welch pilloried McCarthy on live television, “Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?”
Going to Norway and London next week. Going to Canada and the USA at the end of July, possibly for a couple of weeks. Reminded this morning that I’ll be going to London again in August. The Boston Summit will mostly likely be in October. Jane, get me off this crazy thing called Earth.
Ah, Hans Reiser is good for a laugh: “This is all part of what responsible release management is about. I was the junior whiz kid in professional release management teams before starting Namesys. I listened to my elders and learned from them. My standards for professional conduct in this arena are higher than yours as a result of that. You are a bunch of young kids who lack professional experience in release management. That is ok, but don’t get aggressive about it.”
Munich makes it absolutely clear where they want to go today: “The city’s council voted in a closed-door meeting 50-29 in favor of a detailed plan to switch to Linux from Windows. Munich, which has spent more than a year studying how to make the move, will accept bids within a few months from Linux vendors.”