Monthly Archives August 2010

“the blushful Hippocrene”

O for a beaker full of the warm South!   15   Full of the true, the blushful Hippocrene,       With beaded bubbles winking at the brim,             And purple-stainèd mouth; (From Keats’ “Ode to a Nightingale”) We arrived in our mountain retreat and, after unsaddling our horses and leaving them in the capable hands of the […]

“Publisher embraces Web future”

Image by Getty Images via @daylife This article by Eric Pfanner tells those who have been paying attention to mainstream media like the newspapers as well as to future trends such as online news, some things that they already know. This is to be expected. After all, the article appeared in the New York Times […]

“They have to pretend like they’re doing important research…”

Ouch! About 2 minutes into this video interview with a “left-of-centre environmentalist”, he says the following: You have this army of university scientists, and they have to pretend like they’re doing important research, without ever criticizing powerful interests in a real way. So, what do they look for? They look for elusive, sanitized things, like […]