Monday, June 16, 2003

Metallica figures out life on the Web, which the Grateful Dead figured out before there was a Web. Let your fans enjoy your music without freaking out over every dime, and their love and money will come back to you.


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Who needs prairie dogs or Gambian rats when you’ve got rabid raccoons and West Nilized birds? 

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I can’t remember if it was Susan Sontag or Allan Sherman who first pointed it out, but one of the best things about summer camp is that it gives parents a little summertime, too.

10:51:33 AM    comment []

Monkey Media: “McClatchy, are you listening? Your Raleigh daily is rapidly losing whatever semblance of respect it once had in this area.”


Meanwhile. the recently transplanted Jennifer Medlock notices the surprising not-so-goodness of the Charlotte Observer’s website.


And here at home, I wish the News & Record would fix its links to archived material. When stories move behind the paywall, links to them don’t go to a page with a teaser and a chance to buy the story, but to a file-not-found dead end. For a paper looking for ways to make back its investment in the Web, a good archives policy should be a priority. The nice folks on East Market St. should read the new DaveNet, now.

10:50:08 AM    comment []

"The administration wasn't matching its deeds to its words in the war on terrorism. They're making us less secure, not more secure," says Rand Beers in the Washington Post. Formerly a top counterterrorism official in the Bush administration, Beers resigned days before the invasion of Iraq and has now gone to work for John Kerry. Read the article.

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