Concerns Abound – Duly Warned

Here are two thoughtful analyses of what is happening in our world. One is about the descent into a world of “strong men.” The other is about Donald Trump’s mental illness as seen by mental health professionals.

from David Brooks: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/21/opinion/the-crisis-of-western-civ.html?&moduleDetail=section-news-3&action=click&contentCollection=Opinion&region=Footer&module=MoreInSection&version=WhatsNext&contentID=WhatsNext&pgtype=article&_r=2

from John Gartner: https://medium.com/the-fifth-estate/an-interview-with-dr-john-gartner-we-have-a-duty-to-warn-the-world-about-donald-trump-e1b54223c913 and https://www.change.org/p/trump-is-mentally-ill-and-must-be-removed

We are duly warned, the question remains about what we will do once warned. I think that every one of us should think hard about this. I think that we will have many reminders on a weekly or even daily basis.

Canonical Shift

I have to say that I was/am disappointed by the move away from convergence and mobile devices by Canonical. I was very hopeful that we would have options to the stock ones from MS, Apple, and Google.

Having said that, I appreciate the effort expended in what I think was a righteous cause, I understand the realities of markets and finances, and I wish Canonical great success with the new focus.

(I have also tried the existing Ubuntu Gnome distro, and I look forward to the contributions and improvements that will be made to it.)

Actions and Words Matter

I continue to be suspicious of DT’s ideas  and actions.  Over the last week, we have seen a military strike of questionable worth and radical shifts in thinking from our new leader.

Then there is the installation of his “beachhead” team. See the following.

https://www.marketplace.org/2017/04/12/business/so-many-job-vacancies-whos-running-government

I am still not convinced that he is fit for the position that he has.

[Added 4/18/2017: Recent related article by David Brooks is on-point. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/07/opinion/the-coming-incompetence-crisis.html?mc=aud_dev&mcid=keywee&mccr=domdesk&kwp_0=378548&kwp_4=1409519&kwp_1=620454&_r=1 ]