Monday, August 15, 2005

Some Articles to consider and respond to..

It's been waaaay too long since I've updated this blog so I figured I'd post a few links to articles to consider.

Fly me to the moon...

This first is in regards to the space shuttles and their possible end. For many of the that don't know the shuttle was designed by Rockwell (a now defunct company which was bought out by Boeing Corp.) and the building of it was sub-contracted out to a number of companies from Boeing, the then McDonnell-Douglas (now a division of Boeing), and Lockheed Martin. This consortium is also the group that helps maintain the vehicles.

Because of this and contests such as The X-Prize there has been a number of various upstarts to try and upset the Big Two (since that seems to be all that is left of the flight companies that were competing for contests. One of these young rascals is Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (also known as Space X) However they are not welcomed into the spaceflight community with completely open arms it seems.

Where is the "upbeat generation?"

From reading this article it seems that all of the progress of the 60's seemed to have disappeared. What do you guys think?

Copyright issues

The final article has to do with Google's plan to scan all of the contents of the books that they find in libraries so that they can be searchable. This has caused a huge uproar in the publishing world for fairly good reasons. I'll try to keep posted on this.

3 comments:

anewbys said...

Hmm, interesting topics....didn't actually get a chance to read, maybe someday... Just thought I'd also make you aware that your family website don't work, which makes me sad cuz I wanted to see it. Oh well, ttyl online soonish.

AtheneBelle said...

Unfortunately my dad forgot to pay them for it and missed out on it. He's going to bring it back up but there won't be as many pics as there used to be.

T said...

Still not sure what to comment on, so I'll just say, "Keep up the good work!"