History takes it on the chin as the Texas State Board of Education decides to re-jigger what can and can’t be taught in history classes. There is still a public hearing in May on this, but I think the current tide of history runs with those only view it via the picture accompanying this post.
The great Apple iPad pre-order day is behind us (yes, I ordered one) and early unconfirmed numbers say Apple has sold 120,000 so far. One PCWorld writer says those 120,000 are idiots.
The Apple Google spats spills over into the mainstream media. Nothing new here we haven’t already read. These two companies need this rivalry and we’ll all the better for it.
Meanwhile Apple has announced an interesting battery replacement strategy for the iPad. $99 plus tax and shipping gets you a new (or refurbished-that’s not clear) iPad, not just a new battery if yours won’t hold a charge.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decides that “Under God” is now patriotic and not religious. They also say the same about “In God We Trust.” I wish those who keep fighting these endless battles would have the guts to stand up and say what they really think instead of trying to pass of the issue on our Founding Fathers. Those guys are dead and couldn’t care less.
Shock, Gasp! There’s been rampant fraud during the reconstruction of Iraq! Please tell me you aren’t surprised by this. Four things happen during a war. Some make money. Atrocities are committed. Truth becomes a casualty. Oh, and some die.
The IRS pays a personal visit to a car wash to collect on back taxes. The guy owed $.04. Yep, you read that right. Astounding.