Gates vs. Jobs

There’s a nice little editorial here at Wired news which voices an opinion I’ve held for awhile: as much as people despise Microsoft and envy Bill Gates for his money, it’s hard to argue with the contributions he’s made to very worthwhile causes. Elsewhere in today’s news it’s mentioned that Gates is giving $900M to tuberculosis research. Steve Jobs, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to do much of anything in the way of charitable donations. Don’t tell me that it makese a difference that Gates is the richest man in the world and Jobs is only the 194th richest man in the world (not counting that he’s going to rise in the ranks considerably after the Disney/Pixar deal). The point is that Gates is putting very real money into causes that benefit humanity, and Jobs isn’t. Consider that next time you think you’re being politically correct by buying an Apple product. read more

Fiddling with this site, again

Yes, it looks different here. I’ve decided to not use PostNuke to build and maintain this site after all. I’m now using WordPress. I just barely have it installed and running, but I’m going to switch over to it now rather than wait until I’ve finished messing with the layout and so forth. I apologize if you find yourself disoriented by the changes.

In related news, the photo gallery is back online. I’ll soon provide a permanent link to it, but for now you can reach it here: read more