Friday, February 25, 2005

Apparently if you have a blog it may mean you're a narcissist. At least thats the opinion of people quoted in an article by Misty Harris that appeared in today's Saskatoon Star Phoenix, and presumably other Canwest/Global owned papers. "(W)eblogs allow individuals to indulge grandiose fantasies of who they are, cataloging the nuances of their lives-real or imagined-for all to see," says the article. Frankly I can't think of any "grandiose fantasy" I have about this blog. Then again having a counter that tells you why people are visiting this thing doesn't hurt in preventing you from getting a swelled head.

Speaking of Canwest papers I get the impression that the editors at the National Post are obsessed with ballistic missile defense. Yesterday's decision by the federal government to stay out of the program prompted 8 or more individual articles and opinion pieces about the subject in today's edition. The government made a real muddle of it, but I can't help but shake my head at claims this will somehow hurt Canadian sovereignty. Does anyone seriously think that Canadian officials, especially with the current regime in Washington, would have any real say in the actual use of the system if the US thought someone was shooting at them? Of course as I've noted here before the system is years away from actually being of any real operational value, assuming its actually feasible, despite the six interceptors currently sitting in silos in Alaska.

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