[UFO Chicago] Other meeting follow-ups (was The Curfew Tolls)

Brian Sobolak brian at planetshwoop.com
Sun Dec 14 10:37:09 PST 2008

On Fri, December 12, 2008 12:51 am, Jay F Shachter wrote:


>... but sometime during the course of the evening, the
> conversation briefly turned to a story by Stephen Vincent Benét called
> "The Curfew Tolls".  You can read it in about 10 minutes.  It was
> first published in, I think, The Saturday Evening Post, in 1935, but
> it has been reprinted in many story collections.  In fact, it was one

The follow-ups I had promised involved the following:

Ray Ozzie interview in Wired.  Lots of Microsoft blather, but the
discussion of the Plato system in 1973 is kind of interesting.


This article had me wondering how recent advances in touch screen user
interfaces might change computing.  It isn't necessarily new -- I remember
using a touch-screen in the Downer's Grove library in 1982 -- but I think
the iPhone is opening up minds to the possibility of something different
from KVM tools.

Also, I found this discussion of the sub-prime crisis by Michael Lewis to
be fantastic and very much worth the time to read it.




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