Thursday 18 September 2014

Progress in e-mail

The Atlantic Monthly published a fine article Email is Still the Best Thing on the Internet, laying out all the reasons why e-mail, no matter how often people have claimed it's dead, is still thriving.

On page 2 of the article is a picture of what mail looked like in the 1990s, pointing out how much it's advanced since then.  By golly he's right. Here's his picture of 1990s mail, and a screen shot of the mail program I use every day:

Friday 4 July 2014

Applying the Hobby Lobby decision

A friend notes:
The company simply does not want to be forced to pay for something to which it objects.
Since it's the Supreme Court, other courts have to apply this ruling in future cases.  So here's a few:
  • I'm a Christian Scientist, and believe that all conventional medicine is wrong.  Does my company have to pay for any of my employees' healthcare?
  • I'm a fundamentalist Mormon who rejects Spencer W. Kimball's 1978 revelation and believes that black people are cursed with the mark of Cain.  I don't like EEO law, but understand that my company has to hire qualified black people. Does it have to pay for their healthcare?