***--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
TODAY IN SLATE
Don’t Expect Adrian Peterson to Go to Prison
In much of America, beating your children is perfectly legal.
Ken Burns on Why Teddy Roosevelt Would Never Get Elected in 2014
Cops Briefly Detain Django Unchained Actress Because They Thought She Was a Prostitute
Minimalist Cocktail Posters Make Mixing Drinks a Cinch
How the Apple Watch Will Annoy Us
A glowing screen attached to someone else’s wrist is shinier than all but the blingiest of jewels.
Rainbow Parties and Sex Bracelets
Where teenage sex rumors come from—and why they’re bad for parents and kids.
You Had to Be There
What we can learn from things that used to be funny.