A reader reacts to Mainspring
A Life of Their Own — The Guardian on enduring characters. (Thanks to AH, via tillyjane.)
Graphene transistors — "A researcher at Stanford University has provided strong experimental evidence that ribbons of carbon atoms can be used for future generations of ultrafast processors."
Unlike me, Juan Cole paid attention to the State of the Union Address — He points out some of the highlights of this year's pack of presidential lies.
Death and Taxes — Where your 2008 Federal budget dollars go. (Snurched from snippy.)