Meet Watson

Remember IBM’s Deep Blue computer system that’s been besting chess champions for years? Well, meet their latest super games playing machine, Watson, and guess what game is in the cross-hairs now! And guess what? Watson just beat former champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter at a Jeopardy test match! See IBM – Watson for more.…

Great Thinkers on Politics

What do you guys think about politics? We have the best government that money can buy. It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so. In democracy everyone has the right to be represented, even the jerks. Corruption…

Great Thinkers on The Internet

What do you guys think of the Internet? I must confess that I’ve never trusted the Web. I’ve always seen it as a coward’s tool. Where does it live? How do you hold it personally responsible? Can you put a distributed network of fiber-optic cable “on notice”? And is it male or female? In other…

Great Thinkers on Beer

What’s behind the human love for beer? Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn’t drink this beer, they might be out of work and their…