Saturday, August 2, 2008

I posted a short essay over at DailyKos:

The Last Boondoggle and Civilization's Endgame.

A true boondoggle is a marvelous thing.  It's more than just a mistake or a normal swindle.  It is a burst of misguided energy and activity that completely fails to accomplish what it is supposed to -- but which serves the purposes of the boondoggler perfectly well . . . .