Two articles that help put squabbles over Python web programming frameworks
(and just about everything else) into perspective:
- Haroon Siddiqui's "The Muslim Malaise", from last weekend's star. The first couple of paragraphs almost made me throw it away; I'm glad I stuck with it to find what how a sensible, liberal, devout Muslim thinks is wrong with the world.
- Bruce Schneier's "What the Terrorists Want", which was originally published by Wired.com. As he points out, the aim of terrorism is not to kill people---it's to inspire terror. By that measure, Western governments are doing exactly what the terrorists want.