Archive for March, 2008
Whoah, Anne of Green Gables is a hundred years old!
The Guardian celebrates with an essay by Margaret Atwood which includes gems like:
The book was an instant success when it first appeared — Anne “is the dearest and most loveable child in fiction since the immortal Alice”, growled crusty, cynical Mark Twain […]
(I was going to quote more, but it won’t make any sense if you’re not an Anne-fan. And if you are, you’ll just want to read the whole thing.)
New pod from my pal Tracey Chang at Current. Her reports are some of my favorite, mostly because she’s so natural — and frankly sometimes nervous — that it feels like one of your friends in the field.
Watch for the guerrilla “family portrait.”
Quoted a bit in Ben Arnoldy’s Christian Science Monitor story about the new Olympics alternate reality game. “It was a regular Friday at the office…”
Latest elite magazine story on the Huffington Post and the death of newspapers: so-so.
Rex’s identification of the dueling public philosophies of Walter Lippman and John Dewey as the most interesting idea in the piece: excellent.
(I’d write more about am on the road. Look for a follow-up sometime soon.)
Forgot where I ran across this, but I was reminded today of the typeface Champion Script Pro, “the most advanced and powerful script ever made. Developed over a period of two and a half years, each one of the 2 weights is loaded with 4253 glyphs (now 4280 glyphs).” What does that mean? It means the typeface is programmed to dynamically adjust glyphs to complement each other in a given word. All for just €175.
I love this Ask MeFi thread listing retorts to common sayings. Among my favorites:
|You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.||But you catch the most with bullshit.|
|There’s no “I” in “team.”||Yeah, but there’s an “m” and an “e.”|
|The squeaky wheel gets the oil.||It’s also the first to get replaced.|
|The early bird gets the worm.||But the early worm gets eaten.|
[Quoting Melissa Harris-Lacewell.] “One of the things fascinating to me watching these responses to Jeremiah Wright is that white Americans find his beliefs so fringe or so extreme. When if you