News Briefs 21-12-2006

Xmas madness. As such, it’s a short news for a short day (or night, depending on whether you live north or south of the equator)…

Quote of the Day:

We think our civilization near its meridian, but we are yet only at the cock-crowing and the morning star. In our barbarous society the influence of character is in its infancy.

Ralph Waldo Emerson