Friday, October 22, 2004

Pieces, Particles XVII

The following stories spotted recently in print publications might be worth a look. Heads and decks, only. Heads and decks.

Cable Vision, by Aaron Dalton, Time Out New York, Sept. 16, 2004
See how the news comes together -- and maybe get a glimpse of Paula Zahn! -- in CNN's new interactive tour

The Dismal Science Bites Back, The Economist, Oct. 9, 2004
George Bush Comes out worst in our poll of academic economists

The End of a Dead End, at Least for Pedestrians, by Christopher Gray, New York Times, Oct. 17, 2004
Streetscapes: 71st Street, west of West End Avenue

Fishing for Clever Toons, by Vicky Hallett, U.S. News & World Report, Oct. 18, 2004

The Long Tail, by Chris Anderson, Wired, October 2004
Forget squeezing millions from a few megahits at the top of the charts. The future of entertainment is in the millions of niche markets at the shallow end of the bitstream.

Marketing Target, by David Hinckley, New York Daily News, Oct. 17, 2004
Teens and their zines

A New Tombstone Sets the Record Straight for Doc Holliday, New York Times, Oct. 17, 2004

One Grid to Rule Them All, The Economist, Oct. 9, 2004
Efforts are under way to create a computer the size of the world

Out with the Long, The Economist, Oct. 9, 2004
"Short words are best," said Winston Churchill, "and old words when short are the best of all"

Peering into the Past, by Joshua F. Moore, Down East, November 2004
Looking for a pitcture of a train wreck in Oakfield in 1917? Your best bet is the Maine Memory Network, an astounding new "virtual" museum.

Phase One, New York, Oct. 18, 2004
Yes, we are renovating this magazine.

A Rail Buffs' Day to Make the Wheels Turn, by Charles Delafuente, New York Times, Oct. 17, 2004
Open house provides inside view of Metro-North repair shop

The Technology of Feminine Allure, by Nancy Shute, U.S. News & World Report, Oct. 18, 2004
Science & Society

What a Street! (But Do You Ever Remember Being There?), by Sam Knight, New York Times, Oct. 17, 2004
Houston has long been eclipsed by its hipper sisters, SoHo and NoHo. As change looms, now is the time to savor its singular charms.

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