Archive for November 16th, 2008

An older talk on TED which I love going back to from time to time, in appreciation of the personal nature and the awesome power of blogs.

Mena Trott is the founder of leading blog software company Six Apart (Creators of Typepad, Movable Type, LiveJournal and Vox).

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Babes Romualdez has a sober take on the state of Philippine governance. His column on the Star today reminds me of a line from one of my favorite movies, Morpheus (played by Lawrence Fishburne) from the Matrix Reloaded:

MORPHEUS: Consider what we have seen, councilor. Consider that in the past 6 months, we have freed more minds than in 6 years. This attack, is an act of desparation. I believe very soon the prophecy will be fulfilled and this war will end.

HAMANN: I hope you’re right, captain.

MORPHEUS: I do not believe it to be a matter of hope, councilor. It is simply, a matter of time.

Of course, if the movie is to be a guide, Morpheus’ blind faith in his saviour Neo is nearly shaken by the end of the movie and does NOT get proven correct until the sequel. Being convinced of something is not the same as making something happen.

This is the message I get from Babes’ column. Here’s an excerpt: (more…)

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On a recent interview on Cavuto, Ron Paul describes the sorry situation of the US monetary system and its implications.

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