While I didn’t know how little support Florida gave its less privileged residents, the common themes in all these stories really are glaringly obvious once pointed out.
An automatically generated list of links that caught my eye between August 1st and September 1st.
An automatically generated list of links that caught my eye between December 27th and January 8th.
Now, I’m not a die-hard ‘information wants to be free’ crusader, and I really don’t have a problem with paying a reasonable fee for media that I’m interested in. However, I do want to be able to _use_ the information that I pay for, and a specialized system is _not_ something I’m willing to pay for. Give me text on a webpage, RSS feeds for my newsreader…information I can _use_, not something that locks it away.
I just want to take a moment to call out three friends (one of whom I’ve never even met in person) for making posts more in line with my own feelings on the matter.
Admittedly, this is just a bit of a fluff piece on a slow news day. But really. Since when is research almost two years old new? It may well be the most _current_ research on the subject, but new? That seems a bit of an overstatement.
The writing’s been on the wall for some time now, but it’s just been made official: tomorrow’s print run of the Seattle P-I will be its last.
So…would this be an irony FAIL or irony WIN? 16 arrested in fight at nonviolence concert.
This isn’t much of a surprise. I knew at the time of the collapse that the reporting of the accident was not the PI’s finest hour.
The PI’s public vilification of the crane operator was a slimy, sleazy way to grab eyeballs and sell papers at the expense of his reputation. Trial and conviction should be handled in the courts, not in the headlines.