Articles posted on March 11th, 2003

MS Word: If everyone used it right…

Tuesday, March 11th, 2003 • 7:12 pm

A realisation today as I was working on yet another document created by someone else without “properly” using styles, bullets and numbering, etc. : if everyone used Word properly (systematic use of paragraph and character styles, proper use of tabulations, space after, keep with next/keep together options, etc.), then it probably would be a half-decent […]

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Andrew Sullivan and the ‘Myth’ of America’s conservative media

Tuesday, March 11th, 2003 • 6:13 pm

More atrocious stuff from the afore-mentioned Andrew Sullivan, this time about the alleged “myth” that the US media doesn’t suffer from a major conservative slant: “What Conservative Media?“ It’s only when you actually get a real and open media market that conservative voices find a niche. The first problem is that what conservative Americans call […]

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Slate: Google’s Memory Upgrade

Tuesday, March 11th, 2003 • 5:06 pm

“Google’s Memory Upgrade“ If Google simply uses Blogger to UPDATE its database more rapidly, it won’t change the Web experience as we know it in any profound way. But a genuine trailblazing device would be a way of preserving — and widening — the paths that our lives have carved through information space. Sounds like […]

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BBC: “Net pirates outsmart record labels”

Tuesday, March 11th, 2003 • 4:36 pm

BBC News article posted on March 9, 2003: “Net pirates outsmart record labels “ Not a very good headline — since the article doesn’t discuss any of the technological aspects of peer-to-peer file sharing. But the essence of the article is clear: The record industry is losing touch, not just with the new digital form […]

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Salon Manifesto: Embrace file-sharing, or die

Tuesday, March 11th, 2003 • 12:00 am

Can’t believe that I missed this “manifesto” when it first came out. “Embrace file-sharing, or die“ It could be argued that MP3s are the greatest marketing tool ever to come along for the music industry. If your music is not being downloaded, then you’re in trouble. If you can’t give it away, you certainly can’t […]

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