Monthly Archives: August 2007

Journalists Should Bite the Bullet

By | August 31, 2007

  screenshot from CNN’s website It’s the one area where old-style journalism hasn’t really made the strides it could. I can understand why: Journalism is a very, very conservative profession. But The Journalism Iconoclast, written by Patrick Thornton, makes a telling point when he points to a nice new feature of CNN.com’s website — the bullet point: One… Read More »

“It Says Take a Left Up This Impassable Mountain Track”

By | August 29, 2007

  photo from Reuters Apparently technology is making us so dumb we need signs to jolt us back to common sense. Reuters reports that Britain has started trials of special road signs warning “drivers about the dangers of trusting their satellite navigation devices (satnavs)”: Some have reported that software glitches have sent drivers down one-way streets or up… Read More »

Face it: Facebook is all about you

By | August 26, 2007

This is my weekly column for Loose Wire Service, a service providing print publications with technology writing designed for the general reader. Email me if you’re interested in learning more. I can hardly make my way to the drinks table at parties these days without someone accosting me, pinning me to the sideboard and impaling me on the… Read More »

Songs for Suits

By | August 25, 2007

Things are never so weird they can’t get weirder. Techdirt posts on a legal firm’s corporate song “Everyone’s a Winner at Nixon Peabody” which really has to be heard to be believed. I don’t guarantee it’s a pleasant experience, but it’s the only way to know just how low companies can go to get their staff feeling good… Read More »