Maybe The Militias Were Right
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean someone isn't watching you. This scary column by William Safire makes Admiral Poindexter sound like the evil genius in a Bond movie scripted by Orwell. The Pentagon database of personal information is creepy and bound to irk everyone from the ACLU to the black helicopter crowd, and with a big stick like Safire banging on it the program may be amended or aborted. Safire cites the reporting of John Markoff and Robert O'Harrow; Drudge has the project's logo on his page (he also links to a terrifying photo of Michael Jackson.)
It Ain't Broke...
...but they're fixing Romenesko's MediaNews
. The new features sound good
, actually, but readers can get very picky
about changes to their favorite sites.
Last night I spoke to a masters-level
class in MIS
at UNCG's Bryan School of Business. Most of the students have IS jobs during the day, and we traded some good horror stories of the "...and they never even checked to see if that was something users wanted!" variety. UNCG is expected to be awarded a doctoral program in MIS early next year, and was recently approved by for a doctoral program in economics.
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