Archives July 2003

I could have told him that

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

The blurb on the New York Times Online front page for this article:

L. Paul Bremer III now realizes he needs an Iraqi governing body to share responsibility — or blame — for the long-term task of establishing postwar order and stability.
“Now realizes,” eh?

Preach it, brother!

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

Excerpt from this interview with Kent Beck, the Extreme Programming guru:

I wish developers would consider the enormous consequences of their actions. When I got my driver’s license at 16, I was both elated and terrified; I had newfound freedom and responsibilities to go with it. Now, compare that feeling to when Microsoft sends me ...

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Pulpits for sale

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

To resolve the glut of PhDs who toil in adjunct-faculty jobs while they hope for tenure-track professorships, Daniel Davies prescribes the bracing tonic of the free market: let the universities sell their professorships for whatever price the market will bear. In defense of this proposal, he appeals to tradition:

This isn’t a piece of hypothetical ...

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The whole world is fact-checking

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

David Horowitz doesn’t have many good things to say about his old comrades in Students for a Democratic Society, but he should acknowledge that Todd Gitlin, who used to be the SDS president, is on to something.

Gitlin’s 1980 book, The Whole World is Watching, described how mass-media coverage both influenced and isolated the New ...

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Save those quarters

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

Ampersand reports that Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics, has a new comic on his Web site, The Right Number, which you can read over the Web for a quarter.

That is, if you pay him a quarter, you can view the comic up to 32 times over the next six months.

That is, if you deposit ...

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