March 25th, 2008

News

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"...According to the Extrasolar Planets Encyclopedia, there are 277 confirmed 'extrasolar' planets, and quite a few more on the list of those suspected but not yet confirmed. This explosion in planetary discoveries is taking place at such warp speed that even those most intimately involved are often amazed - especially because their ultimate goal is nothing less than finding life elsewhere in the universe."

"Unlike soldiers of previous wars, who were only occasionally able to write letters, many who served and died in Iraq left behind an extraordinary electronic testimony."

TUESDAY MORNING NEWSDAY:
* Is Bush's reluctance to act on economic matters just a matter of principle?
* Andrew Sullivan on how he screwed up on Iraq.
* Good read: Abu Aardvark praises Obama's speech... on Iraq.
* Finances may force small towns in New Jersey to merge.
* Protesting the war at an Easter Mass? Unclassy, people.
* Richardson snaps back at Clinton's campaign.
* Interesting: NBC TV studios to split into two.
* A-Team movie? I refuse.

Top 20 kickass female genre characters.

News

tidal shift

"Here is a basic shift that has occurred in the news business: Because of the Internet, you, the reader, no longer have to buy information in pre-fabricated packages like 'newspapers.' You can just go online and individually select the articles you want to read. And there are lots of websites and blogs to help you out. Every day, Matt Drudge, the Huffington Post, Yahoo, Google, Swampland, or a hundred other different bloggers, will pre-select articles for you and provide links. You choose your own adventure. There is a corollary effect here: As the value of the package declines, the value of the individual article increases."