Monthly Archives: April 2004

Macworld editors’ blog

April 17, 2004
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Just found this one: a group blog by the editors of Macworld magazine. Fun highlight: wireless blogging at SBC Park … which is legal so long as you don’t mention the ballgame.

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Good thing there’s no WiFi
at the Oakland Coliseum

April 16, 2004
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I checked the fine print on the stub to my last A’s game ticket. Here’s what it says: The holder is admitted on condition and by use of the ticket agrees, a) He or she shall not transmit or aid in transmitting any information about the game to which it grants admission, including, but...

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Houston Chron blog

April 16, 2004
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So last month the editor of the Houston Chronicle sits in on my blogging talk at the ACES conference, and this month the Chron has a spanking new culture blog by Kyrie O’Connor, assistant managing editor for features. It’s called MeMo. Excerpt from the most recent dispatch. 2. pro-burka quote of the day, from...

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Unfortunate Web site name of the day

April 16, 2004
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Podhead. Link via Off-Topic.

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Newsies in the movies

April 16, 2004
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Here’s a fun exercise for a Friday: Favorite movie scenes featuring journalists. The scene where the reporters all run into phonebooths and knock the phonebooths over has got to be up there (is that from “Airplane” or one of the Naked Gun movies?). Just about all of “His Girl Friday” qualifies, but my favorite...

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Blogging isn’t journalism

April 16, 2004
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Thanks for settling that once and for all, Jay.

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Why Travis is mad about Bob

April 16, 2004
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Travis Smith raves on a speech by Bob Cauthorn, the San Francisco Chronicle’s former online boss. Bob is a Journalist. He’s a reporter. He said that he still looks out at the city of San Francisco and thinks about all the millions of stories there are, and all the people with things happening to...

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My baseball blog-in: is it legal?

April 16, 2004
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Dan Gillmor posted a link to my proposed blogger day at the ballgame, to which a commenter raised the following point: Wouldn’t that be illegal? Are you allowed to broadcast updates on the game without express written permission of Major League Baseball? I don’t think posting to a blog with an audience of 127...

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dot-d@sh, etc

April 16, 2004
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Better-late-than-never award for adding @ to Morse code. “As far as we know, this is the first change to the code in at least 60 years,” said Gary Fowlie, a spokesman for the International Telecommunication Union, the arm of the United Nations that will oversee the update, which is to become official on May...

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Sick of those noisy cicadas?

April 15, 2004
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They shut right up after you swallow them.

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