Daily archives: February 6, 2011

links for 2011-02-06

  • A lath is a thin, narrow strip of some straight-grained wood or other material, including metal or gypsum. A lattice, or lattice-work, is a criss-crossed or interlaced arrangement of laths, or the pattern made by such an arrangement. Lath is the basic material used in the formerly common building technique known as lath and plaster, which was used to make interior walls

The Fog of War

I watched this on DVD a few years ago, it’s a fascinating film. And now it’s available through Google Videos.

The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara is a documentary film about the life and times of Robert S. McNamara. It was directed by Errol Morris and released in December, 2003. The film includes an original score by Philip Glass. It won the Academy Award for Documentary Feature for 2003. The film consists of interviews with former United States Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, detailing his life and the difficult decisions that he made during his career. The term “fog of war” refers to the uncertainty that descends over a battlefield once fighting begins. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fog_of_War