The music industry nose-dived in the late 70s. The music industry blamed it on an evil new technology, cassette tapes. And there is one other major similarity to today. The music stinks.
Leave it to a blogger to find a major split in the Administration on going to war that not being reported anywhere else.
Forget Enron. To make a really big, stupid mistake you probably need the government. Read how a county in Kansas has to scramble to cover a $2.3 million shortfall in its budget. Why? Because they listed a house as having an appraised value of $200,059,000.
Historian asks a group of other historians whether recent controversies concerning Joseph Ellis, Stephen Ambrose, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Michael Bellesiles are a problem. If so, how serious? If so, what should be done? Historian finds, to his surprise, that political orientation does not correlate with answers; generation does. Older historians say basically, "no problem." Younger historians are more concerned. Here is the historian's priceless comment: "I liked the flair and candor of a young Ivy League historian's first point: Historians should not tell 'big, whopping lies.'" Spread the word.
A breathtaking article by Larry Miller, "It Gets Hard When They Cheer."
Princeton Review releases its list of top 20 party schools. In a stunning upset, Florida State falls to #9. Clemson is #2 and #1 is . . . IU!
Everything you ever wanted to know about "How Much Water Should We Guzzle."
Will Jimmy Buffett force the major record companies to change?
Physics nerds: the action is in biology.
The B-school at Case Western Reserve has a gigabit/sec. network. (NY Times, registration required.)