Before the panel, Chris and Sandy and Alan and Ted and I were sitting together, having breakfast and chatting. Chris asked each of us for a tidbit of personal info he could use in the introductions. I told him I put the first TV series on the internet. Alan considered for a moment and finally […]

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I’ll be participating in a panel discussion on “Media, Communication and Community: Private and Public Interests in Rebuilding New Orleans” this Wednesday night. It’s sponsored by the Xavier University Communications Department and it’s open to the general public. More info. Next week, I’ll be moderating a panel discussion on “New Media and Community Activism in […]

Read More → Panels, Panels, Panels

Welcome aboard to another blogger. Avid fans of the ROX television series may remember Kelly from such classic episodes as An Amazing Concatenation of Events, A Toast to Poverty and Coping with the Shock. She’s now living in Milwaukee with her husband Paul and their beautiful baby girl. Her blog is at

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Viriler. That’s the word I used as the first play of our first game of Scrabble last night. (It was four-way Scrabble: Xy vs. me vs. MaP├│ vs. Martin, whom we had over for basil burgers.) Because it cleared my tray, it was worth 70-some points, and of course awed my opponents. A pretty good […]

Read More → Semi-Random Roundup

Wow. Mark Pilgrim seems to be giving up the blogging life. The final terse post came yesterday, and today his Atom feed returns a 410 Gone. Mark’s blog, dive into mark, was the first blog I ever made a habit of reading. He displayed an acerbic wit even when addressing to dry topics like character […]

Read More → Dive Out

Back in June, John Gruber tried something daring. He asked his readers for money to support his blog, Daring Fireball. It’s a great blog, probably the best I’ve seen on the Mac OS. I might have thrown some cash his way just out of general principle. It’s that good. What really clinched it, though, what […]

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