Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by azz at 2005-12-03 12:03
"The original Star Trek set out on a five-year mission that network execs cut short in 1969. Now a new confederation of amateur Kirk worshippers and studio renegades is repairing the space-time continuum and finishing the job."
Posted by azz at 2005-12-03 02:55
A review of al-Jazeera's effects on the political climate of the Middle East. Detailed and interesting.
"By replacing stifling consensus with furious public arguments and secrecy with transparency, al-Jazeera and its Arab competitors are creating perhaps the most essential underpinning of liberal democracy: a free and open critical public space, independent of the state, where citizens can speak their piece and expect to be heard."