NY Times: "What made Mrs. Child such an influential teacher was her good-humored insistence that competent home cooks, if they followed instructions, would find even complicated French dishes within their grasp."
Julia Child on Time's cover in 1966.
Julie Powell: "Bon Appetit."
Julia Child's tombstone.
Beautiful satellite shot of the air show at Oshkosh, WI. Huge numbers of private airplanes.
BBC: Olympic games open in Athens.
The Playboy interview with the Google guys.
Steve Rubel: Why We Need a Blogger Hall of Fame.
Hacking Netflix: "Variety is reporting that Blockbuster has signed a deal with Microsoft to promote their new online service to the more than 350 million unique visitors to the MSN site each month."
Seattle PI: "Microsoft and NBC are looking to modify or perhaps even end their MSNBC joint venture."
Recall Toolbar is a "personal search engine that helps you instantly find that needle that you're trying to find again in the haystack of pages you've already visited."
Yesterday's audio blog post was about differences between bloggers and journalists. I thought of another. Bloggers generally have archives, so you can see what they said a year ago, two years ago and so forth. Newspapers and magazines, even on the Web, generally don't make their archive availalbe, and when they do, it's almost always for a prohibitive per-article fee. So when the NY Times or Washington Post acknowledge that their reporting of the Iraq War was flawed, they have access to the archive that we don't. What other stories turned out to be wrong? How frequently do they look back and examine? What coverage assumed facts not in evidence? We don't know. This makes them less trustworthy, and gives them less incentive to even try to cover the news fairly. Most bloggers know, because the archive is permanent, that their writings will be examined with the benefit of hindsight.
This Is Rumor Control reports that Iran has decided to attack US forces in Iraq. "The rhetoric coming out of the Bush administration has convinced Iran that military conflict is inevitable and rather than await an attack at a time and place of America's choosing, the Iranians will try to inflict significant damage to US forces on Iraqi soil..."
CBS MW: "Google said in a filing Friday that it does not believe an interview in the September 2004 issue of Playboy magazine by founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page violates quiet period rules governing initial public offerings."
Douglas Anders reports on anti-semitism on the airwaves in Toledo, OH.
Engadget recommends a new kind of marketing for Vonage.
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