Around the Web on April 1st

The Guardian is reporting that it’s ditching ink and paper in favor of Twitter.  From now on all news stories will come in the form of tweets, propelling the newspaper way, way ahead in the race to adopt new technologies: Consolidating its position at the cutting edge of new media technology, the Guardian today announces…

quote for today

There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves…

Thank God for modern…

…medicine, or at least dentistry.  I was in the dentist chair today and thinking to myself how much worse this would be without things like novacaine and modern fillings and so forth.  I was thinking about the alternatives – wooden teeth; gold teeth; no teeth.  At one point in time, you could very well die…