• This article about the PC Conectado programme in Brazil is really interesting, both in what it actually says and the warnings it holds for other similar programmes.
  • I find this whole concept quite disturbing. That said, I can see their point of view and I suppose the particular “armed” element is in some ways peculiar to America. In Britain it might just be a message that taking self defence courses and carrying yourself with confidence would be a good idea.
  • The UnZen of Python is brilliant.
  • Dana’s written a little list of what you have to do to be a big-time 21st century brand. I think he’s right in a number of regards — I think what a lot of people don’t realise is that many of the perceived benefit of, say, blogging, is personal.