A roundup of recent punditry for your checklist:
My column for last Friday’s Post was a look at the many dimensions of the Saku Koivu/French language controversy, written with what some may find a surprising amount of sympathy for kooky shit-disturber Guy Bertrand. (Key question: if Quebeckers are so eager for the Montreal Canadiens to be competitive that they are willing to overlook their own starchy rules about language and culture, why isn’t the same attitude extended to companies that are also competing internationally for top talent and market share and creating far more real permanent jobs in the province?) I also have a bonus column in today’s edition about a strange moment in tech history that seems imminent: the personal computer, having sucked the functions of dozens of other media devices into itself like a black hole, is about to explode and belch those functions outward into a world of ubiquitous wireless connections and embedded processing power.
There’s more on the Post’s Full Comment site, where you can read speculation on the Blue Jays as a player in the A-Rod sweepstakes and see an example of egregious spin in Alberta’s controversy over oil royalties.