Monthly Archives: March 2004

Gravity of the blogosphere

March 29, 2004
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Jen tried her darnedest but couldn’t achieve escape velocity.

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Where to be on Monday

March 27, 2004
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Bill Walsh will discuss “The Elephants of Style,” his new book, in a live chat at washingtonpost.com on Monday. Thanks to Nicole for reminding me to post a link here.

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Clifton on Beltway folkways

March 27, 2004
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Doug Clifton gives a nice summary of the Richard Clarke affair. I thought this passage was telling: Let’s assume Clarke’s version of things is true. He thought the Bush administration was being less than attentive to the terrorist threat but when called upon to do the administration’s bidding in a background briefing, he played...

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Quote of the day

March 26, 2004
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Bring nearly 400 copy editors together for three days in a confined space and you produce magic. And bitching. Clay, summarizing last week’s ACES shindig

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Another new e-book platform

March 26, 2004
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Three companies have joined forces on a new kind of e-book soon to debut in Japan. It has an intriguing innovation: Unlike more familiar LCD displays, the screen can be read at almost any angle and in bright sunlight as it uses tiny charged beads to form letters and images. It has 170 dots-per-inch...

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Two great “10 things about…” lists

March 26, 2004
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Scalzi on 10 things all aspiring writers need to know. (link via Mme. Paquin.) Michael McDonough?s Top Ten Things They Never Taught Me in Design School. (link via Nicole Stockdale) These are long reads but worth bookmarking for consumption later … like, say, when you’re off the clock (sorry, I lapse into adulthood now...

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A fond goodbye

March 26, 2004
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Travis Smith talks about his last day as editor of Variety.com. And then it happened. Eyes got moist. A tear was seen — two or three, truth be told. Hugs were shared. What had been joking, and sad, and a little stilted though of course very well meaning and earnest all day — all...

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Chomsky’s blog

March 26, 2004
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Everybody else is linking to it, so I may as well too. Noam’s become something of a crank in his old age, but he’s entertaining from a “yeah, but what if it were all true?” perspective.

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At long last

March 25, 2004
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The Plain English Campaign.

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Batting .250 on a big story

March 25, 2004
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CJR’s Campaign Desk looks at how the New York Times, New York Post, Washington Post and Washington Times covered the 9/11 commission hearings. Conclusion: only one of the four opened with a balanced perspective, and the other three reflected the paper’s editorial page philosophy. And here I thought everybody ignored the editorial pages.

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