“Randy died this morning of complications from pancreatic cancer.”
Posting on Randy Pausch’s web site, on Friday 25 July announcing the sad news of the American professor of computer science known for his “The Last Lecture,” that became a New York Times best seller.
“I get that many consumers of online-transmitted information don’t like print much anymore…What I don’t get is why those Republic readers who haven’t sworn off computers altogether would simply ignore the logical digital complement to their dirt of print-based information.”
Paul Maryniak, General Manager of The Mesa Republic, inviting print readers to make better use of the Arizona Republic web site.
“To the average flier, this isn’t a case of the boy who cried wolf; It’s a case of the wolf who cried wolf.”
Editorial in Advertising Age about the disingenuous attack by the CEOs of 12 airlines asking their passengers to support them in their fight against oil companies to restrict oil speculation.
After 9/11, Mr. Bush had the chance to summon the country to a great nation-building project focused on breaking our addiction to oil. Instead, he told us to go shopping. After gasoline prices hit $4.11 last week, he had the chance to summon the country to a great nation-building project focused on clean energy. Instead, he told us to go drilling.
Thomas Friedman on on the significance of 9/11 and 4/11
“The gnashing of teeth from the left took on the odd cast of intellectuals congratulating each other for recognizing the satire of the image …”
Ann Marie Kerwin, on the New Yorker cover that sparked an uproar by the Obama campaign last week.
“The Web is not stealing audience away from TV, but rather helping them to build it.”
Mitch Joel, commenting on the fact that 45% of the CBS TV audience, watches their shows online.
“A throng of adoring fans awaits Senator Obama in Paris …And that’s just the American press.”