What a great lineup we have this week: a cogent political analysis from Richard Dalton, Craig Reynolds, clever as always with Technobriefs, three reviews from Neal Vitale, Tom Lasusa's Links and the Dan Grobstein File, as well as some other brief comments from regulars and a new contributor alike. And from me, a recycled self-promotion reprinted for the 8th time. Has it really been eight years? Yes. Does it seem like more? Often to me, and sometimes to you, I am sure. Am I asking myself questions, the way Donald Rumsfeld does? Yes. Icck.