Clearing The Plains

I had anticipated reading this new history book for awhile; it’s about John A. MacDonald (whom some people actually consider to be the first Prime Minister) starving prairie aboriginals out of existence so (white) settlers could move in. Honestly, what an academic read! I am, alas, not really an academic and like your old pal …

The End Of Privacy, or, I For One Welcome Our New Google Overlords!

When I first moved to Toronto, David Samis (yes, the David Samis) invited me to a presentation evening called Trampoline Hall.  Actually, this was before the Internet became huge-huge, and although it was long before YouTube, it was like what you might today call a live, local “TED Talk” on a stage.  The presenter that …