Monthly Archives: February 2009

26th Feb, 2009

Reality check: Twitter & Facebook put into context

By | February 26th, 2009|Tech|39 Comments


26th Feb, 2009

Quite possibly the greatest high school English paper of all time

By | February 26th, 2009|Tech|46 Comments

It’s a paper about Walt Whitman and you must see it to believe it. It’s so obnoxious that it comes all the way around to being brilliant. It’s so good, in fact, that I suspect it might be a hoax. Years ago, in a previous lifetime, I had the very bad luck to be teaching Whitman to undergraduates at the University of Toledo, in Ohio. Their reaction to Walt was pretty much the same as the one expressed in […]

26th Feb, 2009

Why Hulu Is Winning the Online Video Race

By | February 26th, 2009|Tech|6 Comments

My latest Newsweek column is here.

24th Feb, 2009

Today is Dear Leader's birthday

By | February 24th, 2009|Tech|13 Comments


Say a prayer. Wish him well. Honor the place where his soul and yours become one. Namaste.

17th Feb, 2009

News of the weird

By | February 17th, 2009|Tech|27 Comments

nail-woman1This creepy old dame had her world-record fingernails broken off in a car crash. See the BBC report on it here. I don’t know where to begin.

9th Feb, 2009

High-Tech Fairy Tale #241 — You Can Make Millions by Blogging

By | February 9th, 2009|Tech|45 Comments

My latest from Newsweek is here. Money quote: “While blogs can do many wonderful things, generating huge amounts of money isn’t one of them.”