The other day, a wide-eyed employee at my retirement center approached me as I was headed for the dining room. “I just looked you up on Wikipedia. Gosh, I didn’t know your were famous.” I laughed. Being on Wikipedia doesn’t make me famous. In fact, I recall an insider
“What makes aerial drones so different from manned aircraft is not their efficiency as hunters or killers but their ability to linger.” So writes William M. Arkin, a former army intelligence analyst. (“Loitering With Intent,” by William M. Arkin, Harper’s, June 2015 pg.
Look out internet shoppers, two electronic systems called “dynamic pricing,” and “differential pricing,” are stalking you. Dynamic pricing is the program retailers use to adjust to supply and demand. Airlines determine fares with it, for example, and so do hotels. The
The other day, I was doing research on invisibility for an upcoming novel. As improbable as it may seem, I found more information than I needed in a matter of seconds — about the same amount of time it must have taken the Boston bombers to learn how to convert a pressure cooker