Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Star Wars Reality

The New York Times today had an interesting article on an Air Force plan to introduce non-nuclear weapons into Earth orbit.

The weapons range from the the simple, dropping heavy metal rods onto targets, to the complicated, a laser system. What I find even more intriguing is either the Times or the Air Force timed the release of the story with the premier night of the newest installment of the Star Wars saga.

Does the Air Force think it can drum up support from the nerd class for what is bound to be an extrardinarily expensive program or is the Times trying to make the plan look foolish by essentially calling it science fiction?

Either way, I'm all for it. Any strategist knows that the side holding the high ground is likely to win a battle.


At 11:03 AM, Blogger Greg said...

As a proud member of the Nerd Class, I think this cross-promotion is quite savvy. What the story didn't reveal was our secret weapon: space-bourn Jar Jar Binks Bombs.

"Meesa gonna rain death and destruction from the sky!"


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