Today's Morning Coffee Notes, about BloggerCon, a great audiobook, a pioneering TV show from the 60's, and a cameo appearance by Robert Scoble, via cell phone.
Richard Nixon did appear as a guest on Laugh-In, on 9/16/68. He had one line: "Sock it to me." Other Laugh-In standards: Here come da judge (with Sammy Davis, Jr), Look that up in your Funk & Wagnalls, and Bet your bippy. I know it sounds silly, but the Laugh-In gags used to crack us up. I guess you had to be there.
Librarian.Net: Five Technically Legal Signs for Your Library.
I've been having trouble with email. Some of my mail isn't getting through, or vice versa. Hard to tell. If I haven't responded, please try this method, which seems to be reliable. Thanks.
Tim Jarrett moved to Boston as I was moving to Seattle. Heh. I guess in the coastal dimension Tim is my inverse and vice versa.
The text of an email I've sent to BloggerCon discussion leaders.
Rafe Colburn: "The grim realities of war really sink in when your RSS reader lets you know that a few more Americans have lost their lives several times a day."
News.Com: "Electronic Arts on Friday began shipping the long-awaited sequel to its hit PC game The Sims.
Three Iraqi brothers, living in Baghdad, have a weblog.
Talking Points: "The president is willing to keep burning through the US Army and the Marine Corps to avoid admitting the failure of his policies."
Wired: "The broadcasting industry, surprised by the debut of Microsoft's Radio Plus service, hasn't reached full freak-out mode yet."
Electoral Vote Predictor: "Breslin claims that pollsters do not call the 168 million cell phones in the country."
Yesterday was an amazingly productive day. Did the first Trade Secrets show with Adam. Mailed in my voter registration, got a library card, visited the central Seattle library (a modern marvel), took out a book that's out of print that I've wanted to read for several months. Walking by a housewares store on Fourth Ave, saw they were selling 20 wood hangers for $10. How did they know my apartment came without hangers? Finally, I walked through the Pike Place Market for the first time. What an interesting place. It's a little bit like the waterfront in New Orleans, but the fish! Oh man. I gotta eat there. So many choices. Which are the good ones?
Speaking of Pike, before Radio was called Radio it was called Pike. We had to change the name because there already was something called Pike. Too bad, it was a good name.
New header graphic, the Alps in Davos. The previous graphic, Shea Stadium from a plane taking off at LaGuardia Airport, was really bad luck for the Mets, who lost 21 of their last 25 games. Ouch.
Don Park: "Words like crappy and useless come to mind."
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