Thursday, May 06, 2004

Super Shoe!

Got a mere $250? Then I've got the shoe for you! Battery powered sensors, microprocessors,electric motors - who knew running could be such fun? Each second, a sensor in the heel can take up to 20,000 readings and the embedded electronic brain can make 10,000 calculations, directing a tiny electric motor to change the shoe. The goal is to make the shoe adjust to changing conditions and the runner's particular style while in use. Now if they would just invent one that when you slip it on , it cures you of all your illnesses while you are wearing it, whether it be rheumatoid arthritis,diabetes, or whatever. Seems like they could send a charge through you that would revitalize the immune system - Heck, I'd shell out $250 for that!

Maybe this should be entitled Politics and Christian Fundamentalism? Check out this article from Britain's Guardian newspaper. Spooky is the word.

Abuse in Iraq
If you want to get a rather depressing view of what has been going on in Iraq, check out Seymour Hersh's article in the New Yorker. Rough stuff in this article

Word of the Day
preternatural \pree-tuhr-NACH-uhr-uhl; -NACH-ruhl\, adjective: 1. Existing outside of nature; differing from the natural; nonnatural. 2. Surpassing the usual or normal; extraordinary; abnormal.3. Beyond or outside ordinary experience; inexplicable by ordinary means. Usage: But at other times, Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius is dead, solid perfect, especially its first half-hour tracing Jones' sickly childhood and his preternatural affection for the game.

Quote of the Day
"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."
Alvin Toffler

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