Trump at G20

Max Boot at foreignpolicy.com:

"In the course of this trip, he trashed his predecessor, the U.S. intelligence community, and the “fake news” media. Can you imagine Ronald Reagan in 1981 going abroad and attacking Jimmy Carter for not doing more to stand up to Soviet aggression? Or attacking the press for being hostile to him in the 1980 campaign (as they were) and the intelligence community for not predicting the Iranian revolution (as they did not)? It’s unimaginable, yet Trump somehow thinks that it’s appropriate"

via daringfireball.net

A Flashback to the Launch of the iPhone

From Kotke.org in 2007: 

"By now you’ve all heard about the iPhone and read 60 billion things about it, so I’ll get straight to it. I’ve been tracking some of the best points from around the web and jotted down some thoughts of my own"

A great article to travel back and see the perception of the iPhone back at its launch. The iPhone has been the best selling product in history, and one of the most influential. It's made technology not only possible, but accessible. Each year's advances bring benefits like better cameras and better information security to millions of people. While Apple appears to mis-weigh the importance of certain features or design attributes at times, the overall direction and success of the iPhone is undeniable. 

An in-depth look at Ted Cruz

I distinctly remember hearing about Ted Cruz's intimations on running for the presidency several years ago. At the time I thought there was no way he gain any traction since he was disliked by the Republican Party Establishment and the American people as a whole. What's sad is now he's pretty much the only hope they've got against the prospect of a Trump campaign in the general election.  This article in the New Republic takes a good look at the man. 

"Cruz and Trump are in fact appealing to different segments of the Republican Party, and they know it. Trump is the candidate of the disoriented, the confused, the needy; Cruz is the candidate of the dogmatist, the moralist, the convicted. Trump gets the voters who fear and adore; Cruz gets the voters who hate and resent. Trump is all show; Cruz means what he says. Trump wants to be everybody’s boss; Cruz wants to be everybody’s master. Ted Cruz is much, much more dangerous than Donald Trump. "