I know. It’s been a while since one of these. But these links are very good:
- Felicia Day, “RSS Rant” – this requires extended comment, as it has me thinking of the user experience of this site. She details how she uses RSS: RSS is a way to consume a LOT of information very quickly, and STORE it in nice categories if you miss it. So I can catch up with a small blog’s output at the end of the week and, if I so choose, read EVERY article easily in one sitting. You think on Friday I’m gonna go browse that same site’s Twitter feed on their page (digging through all the messy @ replies) and see what they did that week?! Or go to their Facebook page that is littered with contests? No way dude, I’m too busy for that!
- Megan McArdle, “Capitol Gains” – about whether Congress can plausibly be accused of insider trading. The data is inconclusive, and it doesn’t help the definition of “insider trading” is itself problematic. McArdle’s conclusion shows a concern for the fundamental issue.
- Diana Damrau sings Mozart’s “Queen of the Night” Aria from “The Magic Flute” – if you haven’t liked the Rethink fan page, you’re missing out. This has been up there a while.
- “Second Interview with Ashok Karra” – from the article: The best thing you can give our students is freedom.