It’s Saturday morning, and I finally finished my Instapaper eReader export from last week:
A really good introduction into what the Capability Maturity Model Integrated is all about, and how to take a company from level 1 (effectively chaos) to through the levels of documenting process, then following, measuring and finally improving.
The announcement of a new series of positive futurism; it’s a pleasant return to 1960’s science fiction where we thought that the future would actually be better than today, not some Orwellian nightmare (though, there’s a definite oppressive government force in Doctorow’s story). Once again, Cory Doctorow has his agenda and sticks to it, no real surprise, but it’s written into a short, simple and fun story.
An article in the American Scholar with advice from a surgeon on how people should approach their deaths and those of their loved ones; of how once you enter the modern save-life-at-all-costs-and-don’t-get-sued medical system it’s very hard for a patient or the family to get their wishes taken notice of. Very good.
A Times article outlining David Bond’s minor mental freak-out, attempts to disappear and avoid capture, and how he captured it all for the More4 documentary “Erasing David” (which I have on PVR, but have not watched yet).