Category Archives: Viewpoints

Our View

While dancing along with the rest of The College of Wooster campus last week at the annual Party on the Green, there was one thing we could not help noticing: there was a smile on the faces of everyone who was in attendance. It was raining. It was muddy. It was a blast. Both RJD2 and Eli “Paperboy” Reed were phenomenal, both playing with passion and energy that resonated out onto the crowd with fervor. Continue reading Our View

Apple’s updates are selling status, not products

I hate Apple. There, I said it.

Even though I am a long-time consumer of Apple products, lately I have become fed up with their insane obsolescence rate. You see, the people at Apple do not make “products,” they manufacture tokens of status.

These status-markers, if you will, allow people to show off their coolness to others, impressing everyone with how much capacity a piece of electronics the size of a thumbnail or palm has, the sleekness of it, and the killer applications it may contain. Continue reading Apple’s updates are selling status, not products

Letting Georgia join NATO could be a politically dangerous action

Vice President Cheney assured Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili last week that the United States remains committed to his nation eventually joining the North Atlantic Trade Organization. On the surface, Cheney’s promise makes sense. Russia is becoming more powerful, so what better way to contain that potential threat than by bringing a pro-American government on the Russian border into NATO and promising American military support if Russia attacks again? Despite the attractive reasoning behind this argument, Georgia must not be allowed into the NATO alliance. Continue reading Letting Georgia join NATO could be a politically dangerous action