***--the Actual Techie was terrifically helpful. That's not the point! 9:43 P.M. link
Closing Time--Last Call for Pundits: If you haven't been called by a booker to appear on TV all year, and you are not called to appear this weekend--even by a cable channel, even by FOX, even on Saturday--it's fair to say that you will never be called. ....[You?-ed Hey, you've got it all wrong, buddy. I don't needthem!] 7:20 P.M.
A Wall Street Journal column [$] reports on the efforts of corporations to help employees cope with the home-office work culture of the future:
Her eight-member team, scattered across six states and Canada, holds virtual baby showers and, last December, organized an online holiday party, sharing family slides and playing games while munching snacks at their desks, Ms. Levitt says. "It was great fun" and brought the team closer. [Emph. added]
Grim! ... 3:58 P.M.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Michael Hirsh in WaMo on Peter Galbraith's partition-solution for Iraq:
The premise of the book is that Iraq will and must break up, which raises a question: If it was inevitable anyway, then how can you blame this outcome on the incompetence of the American occupation, which he details at great length? [Emph. added]
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
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