Glenn Harlan Reynolds: October 2006 Archives

Trust, But No Way to Verify?

Well, this report from The New York Times doesn't make me feel better about electronic voting:The federal government is investigating the takeover last year of a leading American manufacturer of electronic voting systems by a small software company that has... Read More

Frontiers in Germicidal Living

There was nearly a political scandal last week, over hand sanitizer. The New York Times reported that President Bush had shaken hands with Sen. Barack Obama, only to have an aide immediately squirt some sanitizer on his hands. Not much... Read More

We're All Soldiers of Fortune Now

Survival kits and disaster preparedness used to be something out of the mainstream. After a brief (and heavily-mocked) period of fallout-shelter construction in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the notion of private disaster preparedness retreated from the mainstrea Read More

Beam Me Up, Osama

Last week I looked at a potential technological revolution in jet travel. I still hope that happens, but I was struck by a news item this week that promises even faster transportation via teleportation. That's been done with individual atoms... Read More

Jet You

I flew the not-so-friendly skies last week, with flight delays taking such a toll on my trip that I literally could have gotten to Washington, D.C. from Knoxville faster by driving than I did by flying on a nonstop flight... Read More

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