Saturday, June 30, 2007

Decentralization is a damn good thing

Yesterday, we saw Live Free or Die Hard, the fourth installment in the John McClane series and the first in 12 years. It’s a lot of fun. Bruce Willis, no surprise, is terrific. Maggie Q plays a kick-ass baddie-henchperson — and should probably have been the lead villain. The special effects and action sequences are exceptional. And the movie’s core message is a good one: centralized systems are inefficient, bureaucratic, dangerous, and almost always bad; decentralization is a damn good thing. That message was probably missed by most of last night’s audience. But I think Willis’ McClane got the point.

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