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Posts on ‘June 20th, 2006’

Slate's Innovation

Slate Magazine is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and I say congratulations. The online publication is cleverly headlining some essays by folks who explain, “What I Hate About Slate,” including in one case its “insufferable smugness,” by a writer who is occasionally insufferable himself in print. Slate, which I read frequently, is many things. Innovative is […]

A Phrase to Avoid

Jon Udell at Infoworld hates the expression “user-generated content,” with excellent reason. In “User-generated content vs. reader-created context,” he writes: Now that the original vision of a two-way web is finally made real, we can distinguish between amateur storytellers (in the best and highest sense of amateur) and professional storytellers. Thanks to the contributions of […]

If You Sent Me Email Yesterday…

…Please try again. I changed servers and lost a few messages in the switchover. Thanks.