January 17th, 2011


monday morning quickies

Having finished David Drake's Northworld Trilogy (about which more anon) I am nowbrowsing through Robert Heinlein's Take Back Your Government. This cries out for a new e-book addition crunk with HTML linkagery and updated footnotes; Jerry Pournelle's efforts in this regard were crippled by the publisher's insistence that the book be ready in time for Ross Perot's 1992 Presidential campaign, and there are no few references to the third-party spoiler therein. Any roads, Baen sells the book in a bundle with Sharon Cooper & Chuck Asay's Taxpayer's Tea Party, but flipping back and forth in an e-book is tedious, and the tough work of providing historical context to Heinlein's guide is unfortunately incomplete. Having done some time in the political trenches myself, I can attest to the validity of the tactical recommendations (at least so far as I've gotten in the book); it's only the times that have changed, and the technology/prices with them.

Aaron Static has a new Power Hour up. Go forth, download, and listen.

I need to cut this short and get to work. Ta.