Links from around the web:
* Chris Wand on email, from a VC perspective. He asks, "Did Darwin skip over email?" and goes on to make interesting points about how little email has evolved, and where potential opportunities might lie to improve email processing and management.
* Orson Scott Card rips into JK Rowling about her current lawsuit. He calls her a "pretentious, puffed-up coward" and points out striking similarities between Ender’s Game and Harry Potter.
* PJ O’Rourke’s commencement message in LA Times includes:
Don’t chain yourself to a redwood tree. Instead, be a corporate lawyer and make $500,000 a year. No matter how much you cheat the IRS, you’ll still end up paying $100,000 in property, sales and excise taxes. That’s $100,000 to schools, sewers, roads, firefighters and police. You’ll be doing good for society. Does chaining yourself to a redwood tree do society $100,000 worth of good?
* How to make perfect scrambled eggs via 5 min video. Key take-away is to take the pan off the stove every so often and let the eggs cook just within the pan, so as to not overcook the eggs.
The multiculturalists claim to be fostering a progressive cultural cosmopolitanism distinguished by superior sensitivity to the downtrodden and dispossessed. In fact, they encourage an orgy of self-flagellating liberal guilt as impotent as it is insatiable. Hence the sensitivity of the multiculturalist is an index not of moral refinement but of moral vacuousness. Multiculturalism is a paralyzing intoxicant; its thrill centers around the emotion of superior virtue; its hangover subsists on a diet of ignorance and blighted good intentions.