Recommended reading... smart/famous people give one paragraph answers to the question: "Should we invade Iraq?" Nice to see people get right to the point. Especially outstanding are Gregg Easterbrook, Robert Reich, Spike Lee and Sarah Vowel's Answers, not necessarily all in a positive way. Also, Sarah Vowell rocks.
Packing for a long trip can be very cool... if you are the 101st Airborne:The process of packing the ships is dictated by computers that store the shape and size of each piece of equipment, then sort digital images, allowing crews to fit the pieces more efficiently into cargo holds. It's like working a three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle, and the goal is to fit in more cargo than the last ship held.Read the whole thing