Read — 2016/07/30

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. In tribute to son, Khizr Khan offered citizenship lesson at convention“, by Richard A. Oppel, Jr. (NY Times). One revelation that stands out appears at the end of the article, when it’s reported that Mr. Khan and his wife “had the university’s R.O.T.C. cadets over for dinner once a year [and] Mr. Khan would give them each a pocket-sized copy of the Constitution”. This man isn’t lying when he asserts his faith in this document from 1789.
  2. Welcome to Zuckerworld: Facebook’s really big plans for virtual reality“, by Bryant Urstadt & Sarah Frier (Bloomberg Businessweek). Even Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t know how long virtual reality technology will require to mature.
  3. Kurt Vonnegut opens a car dealership“, by Sean Braswell (OZY). Up for a friendly game of Name Those (Vonnegut) References?
  4. Why are textbooks so expensive?“, by Donald Prothero (SkepticBlog). Spoiler alert: The answer (according to the writer) is used books.