Brad DeLong on why Apple not only survives but succeeds: “As long as the world’s programmers continue to speak Unix, Apple’s economic future—one perhaps greater than that of a niche player given the rumblings surrounding its apparent bid for Universal—is secure. I doubt that my current Mac will be my last.” Read more.
Merciless. Christopher Hitchens on Sidney Blumenthal’s new book glorifying the Clinton years: “I therefore regard it as quite impossible that he didn’t know what many Clinton biographers have established: Clinton would have run for the nomination as early as 1988 if not for his fear of ‘bimbo eruptions’ (please notice again that the women in… Continue reading
Hitting them where they hurt. Yes, Donald Rumsfeld sure knows how to piss off the French: “This year, the American presence—and the lack of rank in it—at Paris will serve as a powerful and understated reminder of our scorn for the French. American combat aircraft—the usual assortment of F-15 Eagles, the F/A-18 Hornets, F-16 Falcons,… Continue reading
William Safire on the further concentration of media power in the hands of the few: “Does that sound un-conservative? Not to me. The concentration of power—political, corporate, media, cultural—should be anathema to conservatives. The diffusion of power through local control, thereby encouraging individual participation, is the essence of federalism and the greatest expression of democracy.… Continue reading
It was amusing to observe the Boston Globe make a quick turnaround today on the latest sex scandal to hit the Kennedy family to which the newspaper has always been partial. Yesterday the Globe buried the news about JFK’s running affair with a teenager, giiving it the one paragraph treatment on an inside page. But… Continue reading