Making Sense of the Internet

“Everything you need to know about the internet” is a brilliant essay from The Guardian that is not only instructive but also engaging in its content and significant in its scope.  (Thanks, BoingBoing, for the pointer.) Here are just the key points, though you will need to read the entire post if you want to …

The Great Indian Tragedy

According to the backgrounder by The Economic Times: A lethal plume of methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas escaped from a storage tank at the Union Carbide pesticide factory in the early hours of December 3, 1984 in the central Indian city of Bhopal. Government figures put the death toll at 3,500 within the first three days …