Monthly Archives: January 2004

Two wrongs don’t make a right dept.

January 27, 2004
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Finally, proof of my suspicion that Michael Moore is the Rush Limbaugh of the left. Coming up on Radio of the Left: Our Lies are Better than Their Lies.

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A folding screen

January 27, 2004
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For electronic newpapers that can be downloaded from a cellphone. Also adaptable for surfaces like car dashboards (and coming soon: the ability to surf the Web in the shower. I’ve always hated the surfing time lost to personal hygiene. After that I want the Web connected to my electric toothbrush.)

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Where were the copy editors?

January 27, 2004
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Jack Shafer of Slate eviscerates the New York Times Sunday Magazine cover story on sex slaves in America. (More at the Radosh Blog). Without rehashing everything, suffice to say that every question Shafer and Radosh pose sound exactly like the questions I would’ve expected a copy editor to ask. There’s gonna be times when...

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Solitude, a century of it

January 26, 2004
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Maud blogs on one of my favorite novels, “100 Years of Solitude.”

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Still going

January 26, 2004
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An interesting look at staying in shape and extending the body’s expiration date. Interesting to me because I’m doing the same thing. On topic, sort of, because I found it at Ken Stone’s Master’s Track page.

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Earth to Mr. Clifton:

January 23, 2004
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Nobody’s buying that “trust us, we’re unbiased” line anymore. For more on this, see everything Jay Rosen has written in the past few months.

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Whatever you do …

January 23, 2004
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… don’t click on this link. It might be catching.

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Adding comments to news stories

January 22, 2004
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Here’s a story about the advantages of digital cameras from the BBC (thanks JD for the link). One thing I noted was that it allows reader comments at the end. Why isn’t every newspaper on earth doing this?

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On getting serious

January 22, 2004
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Well, I’ve found fresh font of fury, which is always welcome in the blogosphere, from this Seattle PI story about how people under 30 tune out the news. See, I read it about 15 minutes after reading Part 5 in Tom Friedman’s War of Ideas series. The world as it stands, as I see...

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A few more editors’ blogs

January 21, 2004
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Design prodigy Tim Ball has a nifty blog. He’s design honcho at a newspaper in Wisconsin. Lately he’s been tracking an awesome concert coming his way. Remember the story about my co-worker who had a new digital camera the same day I ordered mine? He has a blog too. Poor guy … everybody who...

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