[...]What was a marginal network is now an Ummah-wide movement of fighting groups. Not only has there been a proliferation of terrorist groups: the unifying context of a shared cause creates a sense of affiliation across the many cultural and sectarian boundaries that divide Islam.We knew this would be true, but this comes from a US Defense Science Board under the US Secretary of Defense. The report also explains that it is not America's freedoms that they hate (as many Americans believe), but America's foreign policy.
Now stop complaining about how stupid "blog" sounds.David Pescovitz @ Boing BoingBlog defined
Meriam-Webster declared yesterday that based on lookups in their online dictionary, the "#1 Word of the Year for 2004" is (drumroll and eyeroll)... "blog."Blog noun [short for Weblog] (1999) : a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer.
Also-rans include "incumbent,""insurgent,""hurricane," and "peloton," defined as the "main body of riders in a bicycle race."
Meetings in the main auditorium at the ICANN meeting in Cape Town, South Africa December 1-5 are being webcast.
Right now, the Workshop on the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is on.
I will be hanging out on #icann on irc.freenode.net when I'm available.