Russell Shaw Passed Away

Was flipping through Jaiku and saw a note from Darla Mack saying that Russell Shaw has passed away on Friday. I found one lone article confirming this, but it is the weekend. Maybe we'll find out more about it on Monday.

Russell Shaw blogged about a great number of things for ZDNet, TMCNet, and The Huffington Post, not to mention a number of books. And I thought I wrote a lot. ;)

I never did get to meet Russell Shaw, in real life or on the Internet. I do know, however, he was well-respected and I enjoyed reading his work. He will be missed by the Internet community for sure.

Edit:  Since I posted this, I've seen posts from Andy Abramson, Dan York, and Ken Camp. We still don't know why he died yet, but I'm sure those details will come soon.

Daylight Saving Time Wastes Energy — Who Knew?

I've never really like the idea of Daylight Saving Time. Apparently, some folks in the 1950s didn't like it either, as this Drive In Intermission excerpt shows: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt1pRAT63x4[/youtube] The conventional wisdom has always been that Daylight Saving Time saves energy, but that's based on highly questionable data from the 1970s. We got some much more recent data when the state of Indiana finally passed legislation to get the whole state under Daylight Saving Time. Guess what? Indiana actually used more energy with Daylight Saving Time. My feeling? Put us on DST permanently. Quit changing the damn clocks around.