Entries published on January 23, 2008
For centuries Galactic civilization has stagnated and declined, though only a few ever realized that. But now, at last, the Periphery is breaking away and the political unity of the Empire is shattered. Somewhere in the fifty years just past is where the historians of the future will place an arbitrary line and say: “This marks the Fall of the Galactic Empire.”
— Isaac Asimov, Foundation
Amid clamor in the world of finance, the world of Web technology today is experiencing its own crash, of a sort. The unexpected announcement ...