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Week 69


Oh, this looks handy. The dirty, sleazy underside of commercial robot-wrestling.



RISKS DIGEST likes to keep track of everything that computers do that menace the public. And here those risks are, all catalogued on one page. It's epic!



I'm not quite sure what is going on here, but it involves an octopus wearing shoes, it is very nicely designed, and it is convulsively funny.



An eye-popping history of mudding and multi-player games. These things are the size of towns now.



A beautiful ave-atque-vale article on Vaclav Havel, who has finally departed the stage. The guy was indestructible. Even the cigarettes couldn't kill him.


A rather more pragmatic view from some people who actually experienced Vaclav Havel as their President.


The world-changing heroes of 1989. Yes, that's right, they are hippies.



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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