ElementOfDestruction writes: "Italy has joined Germany in halting the production of energy from atomic power generation means. This differs from Germany in that the Italian decision was made by a public vote, rather than the case in Germany where the government mandated the shutdown. 57% of Italian Households voted in this public measure. While democracy should trump all, is it wise to hold majority opinion so high that it slows down progress?"
"Card readers? We don't need no stinking card readers."
-- Peter da Silva (at the National Academy of Sciencies, 1965, in a
particularly vivid fantasy)