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Archive for November, 2005

Lazy Blogger Tool Alert

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

Digg. You’ve heard about the Slashdot effect, where millions of tech geeks pounce on a link and bring the site’s server to its knees? Digg is a contender in this bandwidth brutality sweepstakes. The front page of this tech-obsessed site changes frequently– clicking ‘refresh’ often brings up a few new links each minute or so, [...]

Torture In The Eye Of The Beholder: “That Would Be Up To the Vice President”

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

It’s nowhere near shocking, but one has to wonder why the guy submitted to the interview in the first place.

Did You Send Out Your Happy Cyber Monday Cards On Time?

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

Some news media outlets don’t know the difference between an emerging consumer phenomenon and vaporous (yet oh-so-self-fulfilling) marketing schemes. Gal Beckerman does the schooling.

Jeff Jarvis In Bed With Craig Newmark: the Teaser

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

No, I’m not curious about this. Not at all.

E! Inks Simple Life Deal, World Continues To Turn

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

Defamer brings this living, breathing, vital meatloaf of a story home.

SCANDAL! Internet Found To Resemble Cliff’s Notes!

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

Please put your books on the floor and turn off your cellphones, thank you. Many people are lazy when it comes to reading. This is nothing new. The internet just allows them to be lazy in a more efficient manner. You can put your hand down now.

Hear Borat’s ReSPONS!

Monday, November 28th, 2005

Kazakhstan’s number 2 top TV reporter has issued an official rebuttal to his government’s charges. No deeplinking to the Quicktime file, but go here, click on “I INNOCENT OF ACCUSINGS OF THE KAZAKHSTAN GOVERNMENT” then click on “HEAR MY ReSPONS.”

Gadget Envy

Monday, November 28th, 2005

I like electronic stuff, but I always manage to keep my affections separate from my non-mechanical lusts. CJR Daily‘s Felix Gillette wonders why certain tech writers can’t strive for the same distinction.

The Cars + Todd Rundgren = “New Cars”

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

Those who know me might know me as an apologist for Todd Rundgren. Yes, it’s yet another of my adorable quirks. Most Rundgren fans are loony (some endearingly so, some frighteningly) to some degree, so it’s always interesting to see how the faithful react to news about his career. First, the story from Billboard: Rundgren [...]

Frontline On Katrina: Dueling Bureaucrats

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

If you missed it last night watch for rebroadcasts throughout the week. It was one of most riveting Frontlines I’ve seen; the interview segments with Michael Brown are absolutely horrifying. It will also be posted online tonight.