You may wonder why I no longer read the news

It’s because of things like Wired’s 9/11 post in which the evil is discussed in terms of which sectors of the country made money from the disaster. That was the most important thing.


I’m not linking to it. You can go find it yourself.

In the tech world, 9/11 and President Bush’s subsequent declaration of a “war on terror” led to some nice profits in some sectors, especially among businesses involved in communications, surveillance, security and weapons technology.
More insidious is the intrusion of sophisticated surveillance technology into everyday life.