Alex "WorldChanging" Steffen is a fan of Samuel Smith's organic beers, brewed in Yorkshire's oldest brewery in Tadcaster. Who knew? I'd comment, but I'm barred from his comments thread for opining that Bruce Sterling is not always right.
Slightly more seriously, the row related to RFID technology - both teh Bruce and the Worldchanging crowd are strongly in favour for reasons connected with recycling. I'm strongly against for reasons connected with liberty. My point was that in the way of things, the security-bureaucratic complex is likely to sink kajillions in liberticidal applications for it long before we get any benefit from Sterlingian notions of "spimes", "blogjects" and such.