Andy Ihnatko, despite his protestations, is the #1 most-beloved industry figure, at least in my book. I’ve been a big fan of his since his days adorning the back page of MacUser ca. 1992.
In a fairly serious and non-writing-about-technology turn, he completely nails what has happened to the Hillary Clinton campaign: she has become a vanity publisher. But pumping $6.4 million of her own money into her campaign, she has become the equivalent of a vanity publisher. There aren’t enough people in the world who are willing to support her book (campaign), so she’s using her own money to publish it (keep it going).
Seriously. If she can muster enough monetary support to keep the campaign going, it means that not enough people want her to be President. I believed it before I read Andy’s article, but I see even more clearly now just how pathetic she’s become.
Senator Clinton, please bow out gracefully now and help us ensure that Senator Obama becomes the next President of the United States. And Senator Obama: Senator Clinton would make a kick-ass Vice President.
Now that Wesley Clark has entered the presidential race, I’m torn. I’ve been leaning heavily towards Howard Dean. I like what Dean has to say and how he says it, for the most part. However, I’m still a bit concerned about his electability. Clark, on the other hand, seems to have some serious electability (in a very vague, shallow definition of that word), but I haven’t heard enough about his stands on the issues. There’s also the issue of Clark having never run for office: a good thing and a bad thing. He’s also a homeboy, being from Arkansas, like me.
In any event, I’d really like to see a Dean/Clark or Clark/Dean final ticket against Bush/Cheney (assuming Cheney stays alive). Either way, assuming they don’t screw it up, it could be eight years of one then eight years of the other. I could live with that, I think.
US citizens can send a message to their congressperson about the Berman Bill via the Electronic Frontier Foundation. PLEASE do this. Most congresspersons don’t have a clue about issues like this. Sending an email or fax might at least alert a staffer to the issue. [Via Scripting News]