Some Sunday morning reading to share.
Steve Jobs and Rupert Murdoch might be working on a Tablet/Slate newspaper delivery mechanism. According to reports this will cost $.99 a week. Well, since Tablet/Slates haven't saved print media from themselves yet, I've got no problem with new initiatives. I do have a problem with the quote that this is intended to combine "a tabloid sensibility with a broadsheet intelligence." I think you have to have the intelligence part first before you can combine it with anything.
Carol Mosley Braun's entry into the Chicago mayoral race proves once again that there is far too much room for those who failed miserably, perhaps have gotten in trouble legally or ethically, and should disappear from the stage still have a culture that lets them to continue their efforts to rise to the top. Or it just proves how forgetful some are about their own foibles. Why do I feel like those running for office fall into the same category of intelligence as those hired by the TSA? What a country!
Speaking of the TSA, the TSA privacy/security debate continues with what now seems like a story of abuse appearing each and every day. If Nightline still mattered we'd have a different story every night. Watch for the media to drop this story like a hot potato about the Wednesday after Thanksgiving. Security theatre is at least running the gamut of emotions. Unfortunately, all it is leading to is more skepticism and distrust and no security. Oh, and a bad rap for the concept of theatre.
Steve Gillmor uses the Beatles/iTunes launch as a catapult to wax (sometimes poetically) about where it is all going when Adobe (and others) find themselves on the ash heap of history. Only Steve.
Robert Scoble wonders if we still need the tech press in the context of how some App developers are succeeding without the usual PR/Hype circus. Um, Robert, if by tech press you mean the mass media, we haven't needed them for quite some time. I think you're proof of that.