Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Book Lovers Fear Dim Future for Notes in the Margins - NYTimes.com

The Lehigh Group

A great example of a "joke" of a website. This company produces a consumer product about which I had a question. It's web address appears on the packagaing but there is no information here nor any route to contact them. I searched on the Jarden Group and similarly, NO opportunity to ask a consumer question. One thing for sure....I would never invest in such a company. And I will explore all options to buying their products in the future, but it is one of those giant umbrella operations that seems to own a great many different brands and so you almost need a crib sheet to avoid them.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Conference Preview | GSMA Mobile World Congress

The lack of diversity in this array of mug shots is both unsurprising and shocking.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Why Innovation Doffs an Old Hat - NYTimes.com

Shorter E-Books Show Promise for Mobile Devices - NYTimes.com

How could newspapers help respond to this apparent demand?

Despite globalism, international news coverage is becoming a foreign concept | StarTribune.com

I'll add two cents of comment: 1 - There is nothing to stop a Star-Tribune or any other newspaper swallowing its journalistic pride and identifying competent people living in other countries - perhaps several in each - and using those people as better than no one when the need and/or opportunity arises. That costs little and at least gives the paper feet on the ground, whether they be US citizens or foreign nationals. I know of no newspaper that has done this. 2 - The word "international" is not good in talking about this. "Overseas" news is better. The point is that almost any story reported in Minnesota or elsewhere has an international angle to it; but what this column addresses is the news, like that of Egypt and other countries in the region, that arises overseas. Yes, it raises international issues, but the need is for feet on the ground of those places overseas instead of relying on non-resident speculators.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Metropolitan Museum of Art Seeks New Audience Online - NYTimes.com

I wonder if there are any virtual newspaper extensions today?

Friday, February 04, 2011

tunisia status - Google Search

It's discouraging that even today one cannot do this sort of search and find any news organization that seems to be keeping the situation in Tunisia updated in a wiki-type environment.

This is a great start at the New York Times, but stopped some a week or more ago?

Just where do things stand in Tunisia today?