Scott Aaronson, a researcher in the field, has written a nice perspective on quantum computing. His analogy of a decoherence to a collapsing souffle is nice.
There is a story about quantum computing in yesterday's NYTimes. The story is particularly about superconducting qubits, which is my area of research, and quotes my advisor Rob Schoelkopf.
I'd like to say, "congrats" to the writers of BSG for actually using an explanation which is scientifically correct. In episode 15, Anders says that the Final 5 traveled to Kobol by "relativistic but sub-luminal speeds". Thereby allowing them to age much less than those in stationary frames around them. Yay special relativity!