Just a quickie. Details are still a bit sketchy as I post, but it seems a mass protest now constitutes a conspiracy. Well, at least there were no fatalities. Small mercies, I suppose.
Elsewhere some context concerning the Somali piracy news-fest, and some things to back it up.
Some thoughts on robustness and efficiency from Grist, and some on fragility and incompetence, from the FT
Oh, and while I'm here - here's this month's Only Planet cartoon, originally published in the New Internationalist