Some Sunday morning reading to share.
Man against nature. Eyjafjallajokull, the Iceland volcano that no one can type, much less pronounce continues to cause havoc with its ash cloud that spreads over Europe. Apparently ash tests have or are being performed to see when planes can get back in the air. Angry travelers abound and economies are in peril. Methinks that Eyjafjallajokull proves that in the Man against Nature battle, nature usually wins. Until the insurance companies come in. Side note: As anyone heard any US talking head pronounce the name of the volcano live on TV?
Someone tweeted, (I forget who and I'm too lazy to search for it) Eyjafjallajokull sending up its plumes of smoke and ash is the planet saying we need a new pope. Could be correct. Side note #2. Is there a hash tag for Eyjafjallajokull?
Speaking of volcanoes, Virginia's governor popped the lid off of one with his ham-handed handling of his Confederate History Month proclamation. Frank Rich takes this on and in the lofty pages of editorials this is getting bandied around all over. On the ground below the ash cloud, however, things are indeed boiling.
Adobe is trying to fight back, but is now saying that Flash on mobile (Android, Blackberry, etc...) won't happen until later this year. That's a delay. Makes it seem like Apple's anti-Adobe eruption has more than a little merit. Where there's an ash cloud, there's usually fire.
Microsoft is dealing with a small eruption itself over labor issues in China. They say they are investigating. Microsoft isn't alone, when it comes to these kind of abuses, and this story has been lying dormant but deadly for quite some time now.
Everyone is following the lava flow that popped up with Engadget ran some purported picks of a "next iPhone" that is being shopped around for cash. Supposedly found in a restaurant in San Jose it looked like a sham from the beginning. Andy Ihnatko has a piece that throws enough cold water on the fire to cause a steam cloud.
And one last item that doesn't stretch the volcano metaphor beyond all reason, because it is about Eyjafjallajokull with an Andy Borowitz twist. Andy thinks the cloud is a stunt gone wrong for the finale of Lost. It makes as much sense as the series does.