Badlands Journal editorial board
We once had a friend, who might be described as a member in memorium of the Badlands Journal editorial board, who spent the last 25 years of his life in Silicon Valley devising a system for collecting and organizing information based entirely on 4X6 index cards. Don Quixote had nothing on Peter Gillingham. Curiously enough, his technique for storing and retrieving vast amounts of information on index cards is probably more secure than most computer storage and retrieval systems around today.
The Badlands Journal editors are grateful to the Internet for providing a greater means of communication about our concerns, mainly local, than has ever existed. Nevertheless, witless as we are about the inner workings of the 'net, we cannot help but be alarmed at some of the recent revelations concerning spying by the US government on people here, there and apparently everywhere with the proactive connivance of various private high tech corporations. Here are three articles that address various aspects of the problem this week, -- blj Read More »