Before we start today’s discussion, I just want to encourage those of you attending the Texas Freethought Convention in Houston this weekend to look me up and say hello. I’ll be floating around there somewhere.
Ok, well it’s been a big news day so far in the US. Beloved country music star and 500 foot mountain fall survivor Hank Williams Jr. was fired from ESPN’s Monday Night Football because he’s very bad at making analogies; the groups protesting . . .um . . . protesting . . . uhh . . . corporate thingies, are now also planning rallies in New Jersey, where they will no doubt protest more . . . stuff; and we have thankfully been kept abreast of acquitted murder suspect, Amanda Knox’s, first day back in the US.
Whew! I know you guys were worried they were going to let those stories die, weren’t you?
But the news story that has monopolized the headlines, the Twitter-sphere, the Facebook-verse, and iPhone customer service calls is the passing of technology innovator and black, Deiter-esque shirt-wearer, Steve Jobs.
Jobs was no doubt a giant among the latter day garage inventors, and over the years became a pseudo-guru with Apple. But in addition to his innovations and business success, his illness and death have garnered a measure of attention for his use of alt-med remedies.
Now this Inquisition doesn’t have to be solely about that aspect of his life, but the floor is open to all topics. So feel free to discuss it.
What are your thoughts/memories of the man? Has he or his work changed your life? Our lives? How so? What are your thoughts on his experimenting with alt-med? Does that tarnish his legacy? Will the new iPhone be able to make phone calls?