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01.14.02

This guy has got a great page for geeks. "Doomed Engineers." They were really skilled technically, and they met with impressive rewards: alcoholism, suicide, bullets in the back of the head… Stuff like that never happens to the Competent Men in Robert Heinlein novels.

http://world.std.com/~jlr/doom/
doom_eng.htm

 

01.15.02

If ucn rd ths MOSSAD RECRUITING POSTER, u may bcm 1 of s!

http://www.fas.org/irp/world/israel/mossad/
mossad_ad.html

Of course, you'll need to be able to enthrall and motivate people.

http://www.jpost.com/Editions/2001/06/22/
News/News.28895.html

You're Mossad's kind of guy if you're good with computers, cellphones and spot-welders.

http://www.fas.org/irp/world/israel/mossad/
techops.htm

 

01.16.02

This giant Soviet KGB electronic spy antenna in Latvia has been taken over by a weird gang of performance and media artists.

http://acoustic.space.re-lab.net/lab/

 

01.17.02

Weary of spam from offshore outlaws? Take the law into your own hands and "kill" them.

http://www.jcphome.com/nospam.html

You could probably make zillions if you spammed people with a spam message offering to physically execute spammers. Better yet, you set up this webcam site, and then, every time you video a newly-deceased spammer, avid fans would buy you nice stuff off your Amazon wishlist.

 

01.18.02

It's an eyewitness account of a real, no-kidding, actual *pop concert* inside Iran. With photos! Note that female backup singers are dressed in shrouds and move not an inch, while the joint is crammed with freelance police informants, but hey! It's a start!

http://www.iranian.com/NaghmehSohrabi/
2002/January/Concert/index.html

 


Bruce Sterling writes books like Darwin watched animals. Find out more about him, and read tattered electronic copies of Cheap Truth, at the Bruce Sterling Online Index. He lives with his wife Nancy and their two daughters in Austin, Texas.

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