Some Sunday morning reading to share. Death spiral edition.
BBSpot's spoof of the RIAA's mission statement is pretty funny. And as usual, spot on.
Everybody is commenting on Tim O'Reilly's article about trouble at the San Francisco Chronicle. Dave Winer has an interesting take. Scoble chimes in. O'Reilly wonders if we'd miss our local papers if they go out of business. Here, they effectively have given how devoid of anything that made newspapers important they are. The death spiral continues.
Richard Nixon and Andrew Johnson rolled over in their graves this week. I'm guessing Bill Clinton just chortled. Why? In dealing with the Attorney General brouhaha, The White House claimed that Congress has no oversight over the White House.
Deja Vu Time. Iran has taken British sailors and marines and are charging them with spying. Here we go again.
Run and hide! Run and hide! The terrorist database is really large! Oh, come on. It is. It will get bigger. It will be mismanaged. Abuses will happen. Nothing will change on that course until someone in power gets caught up in it. Wait. Scratch that. We already caught a Senator's wife. Maybe we should hire the RIAA to run these databases. Can't be any worse.
George Will on the politics of anger. At least there's some history in the lead of his column. Too bad, we don't like history.