Intellectual Happy Hour

It's been about two weeks since I last posted, but there has been a lot of great reading that I've finally caught up on. Here are some articles that are a must-read:

An interview by CNET with Gordon Moore, almost 40 years after the Moore's Law dictum. His comments on China and AI are of note.

The ubiquitous vision of satellite radio by XM, in the MIT Tech Review.

More on the war between Google and Microsoft. In less than five years we're going to have a new 800lb gorilla that everyone loves to hate. And, it's going to be evil - regardless of what they might say.

Apparently, the alternative minimum tax (AMT) will hit an estimated 3.8 million taxpayers this year, 20.5 million in 2006, and 34 million by the end of this decade. By 2009, the AMT will collect more revenue than the regular income tax. Let's see how long it takes our policy beaurocrats to sort this one out.

More signs that Google really is taking over. This wireless Google Local service is a great tool. Try it out, you'll definitely start using it.
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