The Internet and Canadian Healthcare both have something in common. Discussions are happening over whether the tiering of the system will improve the services they provide. Many Canadians are staunchly against the privatization of healthcare and are quite proud of the service that we get. Likewise, many people on the Internet are opposed to the tiering of the Internet, proposed by some American telecoms, and are quite proud of the open nature of the Internet. As you can see, there are some very interesting parallels. Continue reading
And so the people of Canada have chosen their 39th Parliament. Generally, there weren’t any surprises as to the result that most people really care about: who gets to form the government. As predicted for the past week or so, the Conservatives managed to get a minority formed. But of course, I’m not most people and I’ve followed this election closer than before. Continue reading
An interesting point in English was raised the other day. We’ve moseyed our way on to Act III of Hamlet. We skipped a part of II.ii because apparently, it was Shakespeare talking about his views on theatre at the time. That led to something about his children, who were killed by the plague. So my English teacher says that there’s no one left who’s related to Shakespeare to collect all the royalties from every copy of his plays that were sold, although that could easily be rectified if they could get a DNA sample or something and match it with someone.
The fact is that it wouldn’t matter whether any of his relatives were alive or not anyway, since they wouldn’t be able to get any of that money we think they are entitled to. Why? Because of a nifty little thing called the Public Domain. Continue reading
It’s been about a week since my last post, so I figure that gives some breathing space for more politics. It’s one of the few interesting things that’s been happening around here. I mean, we talk about it at school constantly. Unlike the stereotypical adolescent, we actually care about the state of our nation. Continue reading
Well, I must say that I’m disappointed with the announcements made at the Macworld Expo today. I was hoping that the rumours were true and that the first Intel Macs were the iBooks and Mac Minis so that we would see a price drop, expansion, or update of the iBook line, thus making it more affordable for me, and just in time for university.
Unfortunately, Steve Jobs managed to hoodwink everyone and announced instead a high end Powerbook replacement dubbed the MacBook Pro, starting at over $2000. Continue reading