Archive for March, 2009

The Newspaper of the Future

We have had some time to get used to the fact that Seattle is now a one newspaper town.  We have found that so far,  the world has not yet ended as we know it, nor has the level of journalism in the city’s other newspaper changed radically.  Of course, change has been happening all […]

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Poor Solutions for Growth

Currently, the Washington Legislature is working on a long-range plan for Washington State Ferries for the next 25 years.  The state ferry system acts as the primary means for commuters, residents, and commercial traffic to cross Puget Sound from the quarter of the state that comprises the Olympic and Kitsap peninsulas to the Greater Seattle […]

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The P-I: Attachment to Institutions

It has taken me a couple of days to get the courage up to write this. The day that the Seattle P-I published it’s final newsprint edition forever on Tuesday, I admittedly had a fairly emotional reaction to the whole thing.  In fact, it took me until the next day to actually open it up […]

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The Suicide Solution

This past Sunday, US Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) suggested that the executives fron AIG, the insurance company that has received $160 billion in bailout funds from the US Government, either resign or commit suicide.  In his comments to WMT radio in Iowa, “The first thing that would make me feel a little bit better towards […]

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The Feast of St. Patrick

It’s March 17 again, a particularly important day in the calendar, as judging from another increasing in the advertising and promotion around this date.  It is, of course, on this date that we celebrate the feast of Ireland’s most important saint, St. Patrick. St. Patrick is, of course, the patron saint of Ireland, New York, […]

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Customer Service: The Choice is Clear

I am interested in all things Internet, and was interested when a new company on the scene, Clearwire, began in January to offer a new WiMax service in the Portland area.  (It has existed in the Seattle-area for about a year now.)  WiMax is an over-the-air Internet connection serviced via microwave antennas located around the […]

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