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Posts from ‘December, 2008’

Media Stoking Economic Fear, or Reality?

David Carr, NY Times: Stoking Fear Everywhere You Look. Every modern recession includes a media séance about how horrible things are and how much worse they will be, but there have never been so many ways for the fear to leak in. The same digital dynamics that drove the irrational exuberance — and marketed the […]

NY Times Continues to Push Old-Media Boundaries

UPDATED Two interesting developments today at the New York Times online: The first, and most noteworthy, is the paper’s welcome discovery that aggregation of and links to things it didn’t produce in-house improve the audience experience. As the graphic shows, the green-highlighted items below the story summaries are links to coverage in other media — […]

Drool…Next Year's Nokia Phone Flagship: N97

And the PDF fact sheet. This devices, which won’t be available until next year (probably spring), is potentially the closest thing yet to the perfect tool for folks who are looking for the ultimate in smart phones with serious text capability. Incredible specs… I drool.

Opening the Government, Starting with the Transition

I’m a signer of a letter on a new site called “An Open Transition,” where a group of folks led by Larry Lessig: celebrates the incoming administration’s decision to put a Creative Commons license on its Change.Gov transition website, thereby allowing anyone to share, remix and otherwise reuse and copy the material there; and asks […]