January 1, 2014

2014 is Here

2014 begins now.

December 31, 2013

2013 is Ending

2013 is ending.

January 19, 2013

36,000 days ago: Event triggering World War I

June 28, 1914

World War I, the great wrong turn of modern history, began with a wrong turn.

December 31, 2012

2012 is Ending

Goodbye 2012.

2012 Predictions Revisited

January

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Android 4.0 introduces a completely new approach to securing a device, making each person’s device even more personal — Face Unlock is a new screen-lock option that lets users unlock their devices with their faces. It takes advantage of the device front-facing camera and state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to register a face during setup and then to recognize it again when unlocking the device. Users just hold their devices in front of their faces to unlock, or use a backup PIN or pattern.

November 24, 2012

Merry Secularization

It turns out that "Merry Christmas" is a legacy of the book that also "did help to secularize Christmas in a lot of ways."

Irony!

November 8, 2012