Friday, October 25, 2002

I have never liked one of Don Henley's songs. Now I really have a reason to like him.

Don Henley to fans at a concert about downloading his songs:

Download all you want. The record companies have been ripping artists off for years. Go ahead. I'd rather lose money to you than them. I don't have a contract with you.

(via kottke, via brushstroke)

Where are you on the whole Napster thing?
Not the reaction I would have expected . . .

The Des Moines Register reports a significant increase in the number of students majoring in accounting at Iowa's three public universities, which seems an odd response to the bad press accountants have gotten recently. Is this trend apparent elsewhere? If you were 18 and casting about for a major, why would accounting appeal to you just now?

Wednesday, October 23, 2002

One of the Weblog pioneers, Anil Dash, has found himself stuck between a rock and a hard place due to some criticisms he made of tech and misc. blog turned warblog Little Green Footballs. When LGF was put on MSNBC's Best of Blog's list and Will Femia at MSNBC drug out Anil's old posts about LGF, chaos ensued. Since, both Femia and Anil have received numerous e-mails from LGF's supporters and some of the supporters have even taken to crapping in Anil's comments on completely unrelated subjects.

This morning, Anil wrote a long, well-prosed screed about his point of view. I would encourage you all to read it and post any thoughts that you have. Any possible solutions? Where do we stand (individually and collectively) with his challenge regarding groupthink and the warblogs?

Monday, October 21, 2002

This stone box could be one of the bigger archaeological discoveries since, well, ever: possible evidence of the existence of Jesus.

Sunday, October 20, 2002

Courtesy of MeFi, a fascinating survey of Good and Evil, listing the Top Ten Good and Evil persons of all time. It's fascinating stuff. Particularly interesting is the correspondence Mr. Pickover (the site's author) conducted with a Romanian who disagreed with Pickover's assessment that Vlad Tepes (the "Impaler", and the Romanian count whose exploits inspired a certain Bram Stoker to write the novel Dracula) as an evil man. And even more disturbing than that are the folks who wrote in to argue that Bill Clinton was more evil than Adolf Hitler.