Posts from December 2003

News for you

News for you
: Offering a tabloid edition of the Times of London has goosed circulation by 20-30k.

Simple morale to this story: News wants to be convenient.

U.N. PR

U.N. PR
: See this story in the Washington Post suggesting that the United Nations take over the Internet.

ARrrrrrgh.

Now I used to think that the U.N. was a good and necessary thing (I still hope that view can be restored). I used to think that U.N.-haters tended to be survivalist nuts. But after our experience with the U.N. and Iraq, I note that my immediate and reflexive reaction to U.N. involvement in anything has changed.

It’s ARrrrrrgh.

The U.N. has done itself huge and possibly permanent damage in this country. ANd we’re just seeing the ripples of that.

Disappearances

Disappearances
: The site was down (along with many others) because of some problem at Hosting Matters, now obviously fixed.

: I’ll be at an all-day, mind-expanding MIT Media Lab thing today; blogging when possible….

We’re not a divided people; we’re a bunch of divided persons

We’re not a divided people; we’re a bunch of divided persons
: Robert Samuelson says it’s not true that we’re a polarized, right-left, red-blue, us-them nation:

One of today

Geneva Q&A

Geneva Q&A
: Steven I. Weiss is going to an event tonight on the Geneva Accord with Tom Friedman, Yossi Beilin, and Yasser Abed Rabbo. He’s soliciting questions to ask from bloggers.