Went to playland this weekend. Hugo was finally tall enough to go on the big rides. Made quite an impression: See the movie!
Now that is a project car!
I’d been ruminating on the TimesSelect move for a while (the NYT.com is making some of its more popular content available to paid subscribers). Brian Dear’s comments hit the nail on the head.
I empathize with the need for nyt.com to make a buck — still, this seems a doubtful strategy. It will likely work within their core constituency (who already subscribe and as such get free membership (for now?)), but will do little to grow their customer base. I suspect that future top columnists will opt to publish in outlets which will allow them to have millions of readers, not tens of thousands. After all, if I were an opinion-maker, I’d want to be heard, not just within a walled garden.
When I posted my glib comment about the penguins, I had no idea that it was such a controversial topic! See George Will’s piece in the Washington Post and a followup in today’s NYT (and some of the comments to my original post). Crazy country!
Update: wow, look at the results of this technorati search on penguins & intelligent design.
See this story in The Guardian on Bad Science. Sounds like someone I want to follow.
We just saw The March of the Penguins. I think it’s the best argument against Intelligent Design I’ve heard yet. What a silly way to bring up a next batch of genes…