Building on November’s feat of watching a whole film on DVD, my wife and I escaped to IMAX to see something current! Astonishing! Here’s the full list of highlights form the month.
- The Builder’s High - Rands in Repose. There’s such joy and satisfaction in creating something.
- The NSA and the Corrosion of Silicon Valley - Michael Dearing. The NSA’s activity is hurting US business. I’m actively avoiding using US-based companies where possible because of the US Government’s overreach and the NSA’s programs.
- Command and Control - Eric Schlosser. An engaging look at the controls and technology behind the USA’s Cold-War nuclear weapons systems, and the accidents that have occurred with those weapons systems. Having read this, I’m utterly amazed that there has not been a major incident with the US nuclear arsenal.
- 2014 Gates Annual Letter: Myths About Foreign Aid - Gates Foundation - Bill Gates. A long but informative piece, and well worth reading. I’m so glad we have thoughtful, empirically driven philanthropists like the Gates family.