· Naughties
· · 2007
· · · February
· · · · 21 (2 entries)

Comment Updates · When I first threw the switch and opened the <span class="o">ongoing</span> space to contributors, my Atom feed included comment counts. Thus, every time someone commented, subscribers saw the article again in their feed-readers. This was unpopular (check out the discussion <a href='/ongoing/When/200x/2006/10/06/On-Comments'>here</a> and <a href='/ongoing/When/200x/2006/10/08/On-Comments'>here</a>) so I removed them. But now I’m unhappy with that decision ...
Gosling, O.C. · James has been <a href='http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2007/02/21/tech-20070221.html'>appointed</a> to the <a href='http://www.gg.ca/honours/nat-ord/oc/index_e.asp'>Order of Canada</a>, and about bloody time. Not only is this well-deserved, but as far as I know, it’s the first time that a computer technologist has made it in. I have nothing against the dancers and insurance executives and philanthropists and hockey players currently inhabiting the Order, but the construction of the future is in some large part in the hands of the engineers; and this needs better recognition.
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