Chronicling the transition from Microsoft flunky to MIT geek-boy ... and back.
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Throwing stones from the inside
After recently reading "Off-Center", which presents some pretty persuasive evidence that the Republican party has managed to mostly stamp out dissent within its ranks and is heading hard-right to kookville at full speed, it's nice to see that there are still some Republicans who aren't afraid to tell it like it is [together with, of course, the obligatory administration shill ...]. The description of Bush [attributed to Bartlett's book] as a man not at all inclined towards thoughtful analysis resonates with me all the more because I just finished "The Survivor: Bill Clinton in the White House", which portrays Clinton as the diametric opposite: so interested in considering all the angles that he was sometimes paralyzed.
It's hard to imagine a worse match than this man, a personification of the adage "For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat and wrong" , with a world that's as complicated as ours.
Location: Jamaica Plain (Boston), Massachusetts, United States
'74-'81: Lived around Stuttgart, Germany | '81-'92: Lived in Cape Coast & Accra, Ghana | '92-'96: Attended U. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
| '96-'97: Worked at Sapient Corp., Boston, MA |'97-'04: Worked at Microsoft, Redmond, WA | '04-'06: MIT, Cambridge, MA. | '06-present: Back at Microsoft
Married to a lovely woman named Christina, proud father of Zander, beholden to 2 cats.