Month: March 28, 2004

Mar 28,2004

The ‘M’ word

The word “marriage,” ever since the idea was coined some 3,000 years ago or so, has always meant one thing: the union of a man and woman as husband and...

Mar 28,2004

Is open source really cheaper?

It has become popular over the last couple of years for state and municipal governments to mandate the use or consideration of open source software (software which allows users to...

Mar 21,2004

Our black-robed rulers

Sometimes irony has a way of jumping off the page and sticking red-hot pokers into your eyeballs. Take, for example, the op-ed that appeared in The New York Times on January 26,...

Mar 21,2004

Gaudy night: Superhero stories and our own

While the audience of the monthly, 32-page comic book continues to decline, superheroes are more popular than ever. Long-running Marvel Comics characters have powered the success of recent movie hits Spider-Man, X2 and Daredevil....

Mar 14,2004

Adding insult to injury

Does the electoral surprise in Spain prove that the terrorists won, or that the conservative government's interventionist policies lost?