Some Sunday morning reading to share.
AT&T is afraid the Internet is going to hit capacity by 2010. Probably because they didn't spend the enormous tax subsidies they received to build out the infrastructure.
The New York Times talks about the struggle to evade what they call an e-mail tsunami and other Internet distractions. They use H.L. Mencken as an example. I wonder how Mencken would have handled the onslaught we see today?
Dave Winer on the willing suspension of disbelief, using it as a springboard into talking about Comcast and they way they handle their procedures. He calls it "like waking up from a dream that felt real." Brecht would disagree, but I agree with Dave. Of course the problem is much larger than Comcast. Try most business transactions (can you say banks?) politics, the music industry, you name it. When the lawyers and marketeers have so much sway, what you asking the audience to willingly suspend their disbelief over doesn't matter as much as how you lead them to it.
One village is China is responsible for 60^ of the world's paintings according to this post on BoingBoing.
The New York Times looks behind the propaganda campaign that features retired generals as "media analysts," and discovers (shock and awe) that some of them have conflicts of interest and the Pentagon orchestrated much of the coverage. Is anyone surprised by any of this?