Tom Lamont, in The Guardian, interviews comic book writer Alan Moore and asks him how he feels about the propagation of “V for Vendetta” masks among protestors: “Alan Moore – meet the man behind the protest mask”
Philip Sandifer, “A hopeless geek with a PhD in English focusing on media studies”, compares Star Wars and Doctor Who in “Pop Between Realities, Home in Time for Tea 21 (Star Wars)”. A long read, but worth it.
The Startup Toolkit profiles Aeir and profiles the person behind it, Joseph Hill. It is an inspiring story: “A man, a mop, a year, and an app – Joseph Hill on Aeir Talk”.
O’Reilly Radar: Edd Dumbill: “Five big data predictions for 2012″. Are you going to add a data science team in the new year? Apache’s S4 looks interesting.
Tim Bray posted a thought provoker in “Type-System Criteria”. Working in Android has caused him to rethink some positions. Go read.
Greg Wilson discusses one of the biggest road blocks to using Python more widely, especially in teaching situations, in “It Just Keeps On Hurting”.
Peter Krantz put together some eye-opening, and sad, sad quotes from a software engineering conference held in 1968: “Quotes from the Nato Software Engineering Conference in 1968 – Peter Krantz”.