It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.
- Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
Frustrated cold warriors filling armchairs in the outdated “strategic” think tanks that litter Washington will continue to howl at the moon, but American policy should be run by the sober.
There’s a pretty persistent narrative that the Web isolates people, it makes us depressed, but when you ask users if it’s been good or not, they resoundingly say it makes things better for them," said Rainie. "People know it’s not a uniformly positive story, there are bad things that happen online. But the big balance sheet is a positive one.
Happy 25th Birthday to the World Wide Web. We’ve taken a look back at your lifespan and asked the American public what they think, and it’s been mostly good reviews. [via NPR] (via pewresearch)
An archaic word for melted snow.