http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/26/opinion/26friedman.html?_r=2&src=me&ref=general Very depressing news today, out of the NY times: I was just starting elementary school. Even so, I'm old enough to remember the USSR flinging the first bit of space junk into orbit. It was PANIC mode here in the U.S.A. back then. Now, our soon-to-be 3rd world status doesn't hardly make the news. I kind of realized we are/were falling behind ... but knowing we're selling off the technology so we can be passed over is creepy. Is it time for me to buy the chinese version of Rosetta Stone (language CD's)? Or am I over-reactiing. .