Saturday, December 17, 2005

Saturday Stuff

A few things:
  • Here's a good example of why protectionism is a terrible idea to put into practice. It's like the greedy kid who wants all the cookies in the narrow-necked cookie jar, grabs a bunch, and then can't get his hand out of the jar until he unclenches his fist and takes one cookie at a time.
  • Props to Russ Feingold and company for fighting the renewal of the lamely acronymized USA Patriot Act in the Senate. Here's Senator Feingold's blog.
  • This piece is over a year old now, but I just came across it recently. Who might we have to thank for the first use of the word "blog" in print? Lois Lane, that's who.
  • Here's a good article about someone with whom I had not been familiar: Golden-Age Animator John Hubley.
  • I'm hoping to see the new King Kong movie soon, so I've been checking out some Double-K articles and sites, such as this one, this one, this one, and this one.
  • Please welcome Chicago Bloggers and Yes But No But Yes to the blogroll.
  • This book might be clever -- The Lost Blogs: From Jesus to Jim Morrisson, by Paul Davidson.
  • Are you female? Are you a geek? Do you relish your geekdom? If so, and you want to share it in print with the world, you only have about a month to submit your essay to Details here. Summary -- Book Title: She's Such a Geek: An Anthology by and for Women Obsessed with Computers, Science, Comic Books, Gaming, Spaceships, and Revolution. Editors: Annalee Newitz and Charlie Anders. Publisher: Seal Press / Avalon Publishing Group. Deadline: January 15, 2006. Length: 3,000-6,000 words. Format: Essays must be typed, double-spaced, and paginated. Please include your address, phone number, email address, and a short bio on the last page. Essays will not be returned. Payment: $100 plus two books.


Post a Comment

<< Home