Posts from January 2003

That giant blowing sound is

That giant blowing sound is the bubble still bursting
: Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, lawyers to the dotcom elite, pulling in the shingle, going out of business. [via Werblog]

Animated photos: Some wonderful, cool

Animated photos
: Some wonderful, cool photoblog work at Meine Kleine Stadt: Scroll to the right until you see the jazz musicians or, best yet, the subway scene at Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz. It’s a simple matter of shooting multiple images in sequence and then tying them together in an animated gif (“if it’s so simple, simpleton, why don’t we see you do it?” OK, simple for others, for smarter people).

This beats video for the right image: light and easy to view.

It beats photos on paper: they move; they tell a story over time.

I love it. The Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper
: The Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper [via Bloghaus] asks:

Would Kafka be a weblogger today? “Went to the movies. Cried.”

We copy edit your ass:

We copy edit your ass
: I had a typo in the item below. Aaron (601am) Bailey was kind enough to point it out. Typo no more.

I’m ashamed to admit that I have frequent typos — doubly shameful because I’ve done time as a copy editor. But the problem is: I think fast. I talk fast. I type fast. I publish fast. Too fast, perhaps, but that’s the joy of weblogs: speed.

Webloggers can beat big guys to the punch because they’re light and fast and cheap. If we get something wrong, other webloggers will likely fact check our ass. If we mistype, other webloggers will be kind enough to point it out (and readers will forgive the occasional stumble). The community is the editor.

That’s what makes nanomedia cheap. Boy am I unimpressed
: Boy am I unimpressed so far with Tony Perkins’ Always-on. Pontification without links; I can find that in lots of old-media places already, thanks (and at least the old-media joints have real reporters).