“When two separate events occur simultaneously pertaining to the same object of inquiry, we must always pay strict attention.” – Special Agent Dale Cooper
Our object of inquiry in this case is Maiden, NC…
The Question: Why did “The Biggest Little Football Town in the World”, population 3,310, make the news two days in a row this week?
Item #1 came from the Huffington Post with the disturbing headline, Charles L. Worley, North Carolina Pastor: Put Gays And Lesbians In Electrified Pen To Kill Them Off, and this equally disturbing video…
Then, as if beckoned from the other end of the universe, item #2 appeared in Wired under the title, IBM Outlaws Siri, Worried She Has Loose Lips. The story relates how IBM has banned the iPhone’s voice-activated assistant from its offices for fear their employees’ queries might be collected and, presumably, betray the company in some way. Where might such a collection exist? At the data center in Maiden, NC where Siri sends every question you whisper in her ear.
And there you have it. As a Bokononist would say: busy, busy, busy. If IBM were a person, it might get called paranoid. But you know, there are some loose lips in Maiden.