Why conspiracies fail: U.S. government edition

Movie conspiracies — such as Three Days of the Condor — always work until a brave victim stands up to the bad guys and brings them down, usually violently, sometimes by informing the NYTimes.   In real life, conspiracies usually fail because someone who is part of the plan screws up. (And this is whyContinue reading “Why conspiracies fail: U.S. government edition”

Falling love with a lone wolf — via a GPS tracker

Great op-ed yesterday in the New York Times about how GPS data is helping bring us closer to other species. In recent years, there has been much pontificating about how modern communications technologies are changing the way that we relate to other people. Less discussed is the way these advances are reshaping our relationships withContinue reading “Falling love with a lone wolf — via a GPS tracker”