PSA: Reinventing the Wheel

Reinventing the wheel is not always a bad thing, and sometimes it is even called for. If you are engaging in reinvention of some wheels, just ask yourself if you have a reason for doing it. Good enough reasons: Self education “The existing thingy doesn’t quite do what I want” Creating an open source alternative […]

The Subversion of the Word “Globalization”

There is an underlying problem with discussions today about globalization. Ideologues have hijacked the term “gloablization” just as they have hijacked the term “diversity”. “Globalization” is something the Eisenhower administration supported after WWII. The idea was that another massive war would be unlikely if trade were the foundation relationships among nations (particularly nations that have […]