We talked about the Internet and Wikipedia and how facts and history are being collectively created online.
I definitely feel like my blog is going edgy to broad and boring.
However, as I read criticisms in the comments and on other blogs about what I write, I have become increasingly sensitive about what I say here.
Google is in an amazing position to be the target of tons of lawsuits that will set precedent for many important things for us on the Internet.
Blogging was another important way of solving the freedom of expression and flow of information I was after and there was Six Apart.
The most important thing I learned in school was how to touch type.
I talked about the barriers created by monopolies. I said that it was the role of government to break up these monopolies and that we couldn't do it alone.
The idea of trying to fight against extremism was written off as naive.
When there is a huge force pressing down on freedoms, sub-cultures with more creativity and power are likely to form.
For some reason, I grew up generally believing that Japan and Korea were quite friendly. I do know that there is some bad history and the extremists on both sides are unreasonable.
I have had a great deal of interaction with Koreans and feel a fairly strong bond with Korea.
I fear that my jokes will be misinterpreted and the irony lost. I fear that someone will take offense. I fear that a post will sound boastful.
I think it's important to remember that Hitler was human and that we always need to be aware of the risk allowing anyone to have so much power.
I agree that it is not just the extremists who harbor bad thoughts or engage in bad acts, but they are usually the source of the polarization and try to keep education and communication of the main stream from moving forward.
There's nothing so rewarding as to make people realize they are worthwhile in this world.
The factories were heavily bombed, but practically the construction work had been redone very quickly.
All the technology of our production was still pre-War. They were sort of '38, '39 and the War had been stable and so we were infinitely behind whatever had been going on in the United States for instance.
Now, I have not worked out the details, because I don't think it's for me to work out the details. It's for them to work out the details.
Now that I have called you on your false accusation, you are using additional smear tactics.
An open society is a society which allows its members the greatest possible degree of freedom in pursuing their interests compatible with the interests of others.
Maybe I'm less sensitive to these issues because I see that what people need first is economic security, and only when they have that can they afford to focus on human rights.
I'm not exactly an Einstein, so I compensate by being more focused.
For a Canadian, natural resources were a good fit.
So give me a turbulent world as opposed to a quiet world and I'll take the turbulent one.
I'm not doing my philanthropic work, out of any kind of guilt, or any need to create good public relations. I'm doing it because I can afford to do it, and I believe in it.