John Ellis has a great piece touting netflix.com, one of the true success stories of the over-hyped dot.com era. Meanwhile at The New Republic, John Judis explains why Major League baseball won’t be much better off, even if the Players and Owners avoid a strike this Friday….
University of Rochester biologist H. Allen Orr does a good job exposing the nonsense in the latest publication from the never-never land of those humorless conservatives who believe in “Intelligent Design.” (presumably there being such a thing as stupid design?) Question:Do reasonable liberals get annoyed by the fringe types on their end of the spectrum… Continue reading
The Word from New York: On the publishing front, as my inside contact tells me, the picture is getting grimmer for fiction writers. More and more scribes, even those working within the industry, according to this veteran editor, are turning to the new publishing models and technologies to bring out their work, as it gets… Continue reading
Today’s column by Boston Globe technology reporter Hiawatha Bray is so good I’m going to quote most of the article below (especially since any link will be useless after today). Once again, Hollywood is anti-technology, especially when technology allows home users more choice: Martha Coolidge, president of the guild, is outraged by a variety of… Continue reading
Pope Death-Watchers: Today’s New York Times has a funny piece on the haplessness of media pundits who have basically been waiting for John Paul II to die or retire…for the past ten years. Well, they’re at it again, now that the pontiff is flying back to his native Poland for a visit: For at least… Continue reading