In “Crazier Than Thou,” Thomas Friedman argues that Dubya’s “axis of evil” remark was a wise strategic move.
For an interesting take on the American military juggernaut, see “Armed to the Teeth,” in London’s Guardian newspaper.
Mitchell Harper provides some good Web design usability advice in “Diary of a Webmaster Part 1–My Site Design Checklist.” I disagree, however, with Harper’s argument that links to other Web sites should open new browser windows.
Here’s a fascinating story about a section of India’s west coast where young Israelis vacation. The article’s called “Toe Rings, Rave Music and India (Just for Israelis).”
Here’s an instructive guide to getting Web sites listed in human-based directories like Yahoo and the Open Directory Project.
More on email newsletters: A helpful visual–“Anatomy of an e-newsletter.”
Here’s a good article on pitfalls to avoid when publishing an email newsletter.
In their excellent Circuits section, the New York Times is running an article about refurbished computer hardware, which can be a good option for small organizations with limited budgets.
In Salon.com, Amy Standen writes about Truman Capote’s groundbreaking novel “In Cold Blood.” Though I disagree with the parallel Standen tries to draw between Capote and Perry Smith, one of the murderers he portrays in the book, this is an excellent look at Capote’s sizeable contributions to journalism and literature.
Goma, Congo is returning to “a nervous kind of normal” after a deadly volcanic eruption.