Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Cobb is coming to Greensboro, too. And Sandy Carmany will lead a session on political blogging.

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Tiffany Brown will lead a session at Converge.

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Back in the days of dialup, Nicholas Negroponte lamented the "last centimeter" problem of connectivity --  plastic phone jacks and the fragile plastic clips that hold them in place. I remember reading that Wired article when it came out 8 years ago. Turns out that pretty much the same thing is at the root of the network problems I've been having in my office. The horse is faster these days, but the horseshoe nail can still trip it up.

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INDC Journal criticizes a Muslim-bashing post by La Shawn Barber, whips other conservative bloggers for going along with her...and gets Captain Ed to rethink his own reaction to Barber's words. Good stuff.

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Doc Searls on Apple's move to Intel: "This will have implications for the rest of the world. Apple's influence will be several generations out, but it will be there."

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Required reading (this will be on the test): A thoughtful post by Doug Clark on the complexities of CAFTA. He spoke with Reps Coble and Watt, ran some numbers, mulled the future of the Triad economy...and still hasn't quite made up his mind.

How many North Carolinians are paying any attention to the proposed trade agreement?

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NYT's Shaila Dewan visits PinehurstGolf has made Moore County rich...The United States Open, to be held later this month on the most famous of the county's 43 golf courses, is expected to bring $124 million to the state.

But as developers rush to provide 'resort quality' amenities in the newest subdivisions, some neighborhoods have been left behind - without sewers, police service, garbage pickup or even, in some cases, piped water.

These enclaves, Jackson Hamlet, Midway and Waynor Road, are virtually all black...

...Excluding heavily minority areas from town boundaries is a common but little examined practice, particularly in small towns in the South, civil rights advocates and geographers say.

OK, first commenter to note the gulf between rich and poor in New York City gets a virtual tote bag. Now that's out of the way...what a sorry situation in Moore County.

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