The Right Questions

Remarking about the print magazine/newspaper debacle as it tries to face the reality of online journalism, WSJ says:

For years, publishers and editors have asked the wrong question: Will people pay to access my newspaper content on the Web? The right question is: What kind of journalism can my staff produce that is different and valuable enough that people will pay for it online?

Information wants to be free
Good question for us all.

From the Inside Out

Caring for Your Introvert

  • What is introversion?
  • Are introverts misunderstood?
  • Are introverts arrogant?

I am here to tell you what you need to know in order to respond sensitively and supportively to your own introverted family members, friends, and colleagues. Remember, someone you know, respect, and interact with every day is an introvert, and you are probably driving this person nuts. It pays to learn the warning signs. -Jonathan Rauch

that explains it

a specific demographic “Generation” -hipsters between the ages of 13-35 that are hard to please, hard to understand, and hard to reach

Krista Paul

If only the rest of the world believed it

“Dust if you must but I believe, a house becomes a home when you can write “I Love You” on the furniture”
the infamous Mom With Brownies

It Might Come Back To Haunt You

Victor Hanson’s October questions and observations before the inevitable took place.

Why do so many conservatives think that an Obama-elect might prove a centrist, and so why do they use phrases like “pray” or “I hope” that Obama might turn out, well, not to be Obama?

… if there be any virtue

Praise the good things you experience in life, friends. It’s every bit as important as calling out the less-than-stellar moments.

Chris Brogan

Believe This

Ocean Guy:

People of the left see the beautiful man, educated beautifully, speaking beautifully, and they believe. They don’t care that The One’s resume is completely devoid of deeds. They simply believe His words are sacred.

Read this

Maybe I Will

“The grass is seldom greener. Try watering the lawn instead.” (Time Immortal)

That Explains It

The Measures Taken

‘If we were to wake up some morning now, under our present system, and find it ‘easy to live’, that system would force us to set to work at once and make it hard for us to live: we should call that ‘developing our resources’ or some such fine name.’

William Morris, Useful Work and Useless Toil (1885)

This, in a nutshell, is the ideology of work under the hypertechnologised capital that would exist 120 years after these words were written. Morris recognises that every ‘labour saving device’, every innovation which could seemingly limit toil, is used by capital to expand the domain of toil.

Powerhouse Palin

I like that moniker better than the “barracuda” or.. shudder… the “pitbull” one.

Palin a news Powerhouse | The Anchoress

Palin a news Powerhouse….And a word of caution to Republicans from your friendly Anchoress: be mindful of how you receive a good. I’ve had several puckerfaced, ‘she should be at the top of the ticket, why are we stuck with McCain’ whiners writing to me. Hello: McCain chose her. That tells you something about him, and his instincts. Some of you barely knew who she was a week ago. Credit McCain for the introduction, and be GRATEFUL instead of whining. How you receive a good has a lot to do with whether more good comes your way.