Some Sunday morning reading to share.
The only thing worse than the Christmas Creep is the Presidential Politics Creep. I'm waiting for the day that someone announces their child will run for president 42 years later the day after they are born.
Some interesting (and entertaining) reading on the PPC:
Howard Fineman looks at the Democratic field as a High School Musical. On many levels the analogy demeans high school musicals.
S.V. Dale in the Washington Post speculates on what things would have been like if we had elected Jeb instead of W.
The Red Tape Chronicles says Spam is worse than ever. My InBox attests to that. I still think we should pass a law to have some sort of violent, vicious, capital punishment for spammers. Actually, I think we should do this for the idiots who keep clicking on the stuff that makes the whole enterprise viable.
Congress wants to blame grassroots organization for their problems. This got picked up this week and of course turned into Congress wants to outlaw bloggers. As ill-conceived an idea as the original was, it has a point. I wish we'd all quite pretending that political and governmental operations were somehow separate from the human need for greed and ego. Then when we hold the mirror up, or expose a problem, we could do away with the feigned shock.
Dave Winer (and others) are leading a discussion that says our current RSS readers are broken because they remind us how lazy, or behind we are when we see how many feeds we haven't read. Just asking, but isn't this like an elected behavior that we engage in? Michael Parekh (as usual) has a good round and comment on the discussion.