On the Enduring Appeal of ‘Die Hard’ – a fun read which can be used for some thoughtful questions. On my mind is the idea of an everyman, occasional hero. Such a hero has political implications. The contrast between Bruce Willis’ cop and Daniel Craig’s 00 agent might be starker than the commentary lets on.
How to Stop the Bullies – for me, the most interesting part regarded the development of a sort of anti-bullying software. Something that can see comments that might be bullying and flag them. This depends on an assumption that bullying is actually very predictable, and there seems to be a lot to that.