Just kidding...

Hitting is not always wrong... I mean, if it hadn't been for the hard smacks to the face, how else would I have learned not to talk when my parents were drinking?
~ Comedian Jim Norton, responding on Red Eye to criticism that England still allows spanking.

Say what you want, I think he gets it...

Borrowing may make the lives of Albany politicians easier. It may delay our inevitable day of fiscal reckoning past one more November election. But borrowing to help close our budget deficit, by itself, does not do a single thing to help improve our long-term fiscal condition. In fact, it makes an already bad situation worse. And it violates virtually every principle of responsible budgeting.
~ David Paterson, Governor of New York
 David Paterson, Governor of New York

Eternal truth...

It's not the lying that screws people up, 
It's the finding out.
~ Joy on My Name is Earl
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

As I was saying...

If you propose to speak, always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind?
~  Buddha

As a person who typed in many a program...

I'm glad the Apple ][+ came with schematics for the circuit boards. I'm glad it encouraged a generation of kids to tinker and explore. I'm also glad that I don't live in the effing '70s and have to type in programs from a magazine anymore.

Joel Johnson's response to Cory Doctorow's bashing of the new iPad.

In the late 70's and early 80', I used to regularly visit the Periodical Room at the Iowa State University library, and peruse the computer magazines.  If a program struck my fancy (backgammon! or a printer utility...add lower case!), I'd copy the programs (at 10 cents a page), run home, and type the program into my Apple ][+ (48k memory and two floppy disks, with an amber screen monitor).