Funny node on perlmonks, a site that's rapidly addicting itself to me: Mortal Kombat
When people say they are (or provide) 'the plumbing of the internet', I'd like to be there when they have to take a plunger to the thing because someone's been putting their food down the drain and it's been backing up in the stationary tub in the basement.
Even thought it has a lot of generalizations, The Tipping Point is one of the best books I read in a while. I love cross-disciplinary stuff like this that's still accessible to us non-geniuses who don't read Goedel, Escher, Bach while they're on the can with just a few minutes to kill...
(Originally posted elsewhere)