Category Archives: News

Why is this not in the news?

If this was in the US or Australia we’d be updated every hour. Apparently it was 3000 homes that went up in flames.

Video Aéreo realizado en Cerro Ramaditas Afectado por Incendio de Valparaíso. on Vimeo on Vimeo


Airport security failure…

“He wants us to trust that a 400-ml bottle of liquid is dangerous, but transferring it to four 100-ml bottles magically makes it safe.”

Economist Debates: Airport security: Statements.

And in a single argument the who process of rules based security dies.

The Weinstein Way…

“He tore phones out of walls and hurled them. He slammed doors and overturned tables. Almost anything within reach could become a weapon—ashtrays, mounted posters, tapes, the framed family photographs that he’d heave at some hapless executive and watch as they hit the wall, exploding in a shower of glass.”

The Weinstein Way | Vanity Fair.

And this was considered normal behavior?

Seriously, did nobody consider offering this guy help?

What’s really wrong with BlackBerry…

Another example of great example of reporting that’s not done anywhere near the “real media”. If a newspaper contained real analysis like this I’d buy it.

Mobile Opportunity: What’s really wrong with BlackBerry (and what to do about it).

Free at last…

BBC News – The moment Suu Kyi was freed from house arrest.

Please let this go as well as this…

The world needs a second Mandela.

The truth…

I maybe odd but hasn’t he just shot himself and his profession here?Every article has to have a single point of view, and in this case it has to fit with the general preconception of the subject! He can’t find”news” as defined as something, he has to print a confirmation of what we already know.And the point of the press is?

“One of the good things about blogs is that they allow you to add nuance. In the news business, there is little space to tell a story. To earn the limited slot you usually have to stick with one angle. That’s a preface for expanding a little on the article we wrote in the newspaper today on France’s embrace of New World methods for selling its wine.The story fits into the classic category of “French tradition surrenders to superior Anglo-Saxon forces”. The enlightened reader smiles at another Gallic retreat in the face of globalisation but feels a twinge of regret that obstinate French excellence is again compromising with the modern world.The reality is a little more complicated.”Charles Bremner – Times Online – WBLG: France fights back with better wine

Name that city…

…seriously; would an article about your home city with this in it?

“Once again – great cities need more vision than hubris; great public transport that it is affordable and reliable and easy to use instead of tunnels that noone drives through; an airport train service with carriages built for travellers with luggage that whisks you into the city center; bars that are licenced to serve coffee and alcohol without needing to buy food; boulevards that are clean and greened and attractive instead of tacky and smelly and dangerous, especially at night; cheap, plentiful, fast broadband; a city centre built for people on foot, not for private cars; public markets with locally grown produce that spring up daily or weekly in the middle of a city and which get public support, rather than wholesale produce markets that are scattered around the edges or huge supermarket chains that homogenize the food experience. One or two truly great, world-class hotels that reset the bar for global travellers and make them want to come just to stay there. Ideally too a world class newspaper that takes seriously the issues of the city, and the world. Instead of one that, in particular online, is increasingly tabloid and banal. Good weather, which I also hear of late has gone down the plug hole.”

Parisblog: Shine Coming off the Olympic Turd

Time to leave!