The Needs Of The Manny Outweigh The Needs Of Baltimore

Ken Rosenthal was the first to report negotiations between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox for third baseman Manny Machado:

“The White Sox engaged in multiple conversations with the Orioles on Wednesday and discussed a package for Machado that would include either right-hander Lucas Giolito or right-hander Michael Kopech but not both, according to sources.

Machado, 25, would be young enough to lead the White Sox’s return to prominence, provided the team acquired him and signed him long-term. He has informed the Orioles he wants to return to shortstop, his original position, but one he has played only sparingly in the majors.”

“Machado In Chicago? White Sox Are Serious Suitors For the Orioles Star” | The Athletic | Ken Rosenthal | 12/14/2017

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May The Web Be Unbroken

Barack Obama was wrong or feckless on a number of important issues, but on that “You didn’t built that” remark from his re-election campaign he was sorta right:

The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.”

President Obama Campaign Rally in Roanoke” | Barack Obama | C-SPAN | 12/16/2015

Obama got a lot of flack for saying this—much of it from those captured by a shallow narrative of tech innovation driven by bold visionaries rather than sluggish bureaucracies. (How Silicon Valley pushed this narrative, known as The Californian Ideology, is an interesting story on it’s own. Wikipedia has an excellent summary of it. In The Century Of The Self, documentariam Adam Curtis draws connections between the Californian Ideology and Ayn Rand’s philosophy.)

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