Archive for November, 2003

Game Over. Start Again? – Part 2

Posted November 2, 2003 By Earl Green

No, Really – It Can Be A Computer With the debut of broadband internet multiplayer gaming via consoles such as PS2, Xbox and Gamecube, and the introduction of keyboard and mouse peripherals edging these game machines closer to being full-fledged computers, is it possible that the video game industry has finally made good on the […]

Citizenship: A Call to Service?

Posted November 2, 2003 By Dave Thomer

In 1910, Harvard philosopher William James tried to justify his pacifism with an essay called “The Moral Equivalent of War.â€? Horrified by the destructiveness of war, James nonetheless recognized that there were strengths to be found in a military environment. Dedication, strength of purpose, the feeling of being bound together into a common effort greater […]

Be Reasonable – Part 1

Posted November 1, 2003 By Dave Thomer

Much of this site’s content centers around the attempt to put together reasonable arguments in support of one position or another. We haven’t really spent much time exploring what ‘reasonable argument’ are, however, and one of the quickest ways to end a potentially constructive conversation is to let basic terms go unexamined. It might seem […]