Links from Around the Web

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 New Criterion devotes its latest issue to education. Here’s an excerpt on multiculturalism, too many big words but makes a point:

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.

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