Got $1795 burning a hole in your pocket? Then why not buy a blender powered by a 31 cc, 4-cycle Honda motorcycle engine? Behold the Extreme Mix Machine.
Today’s New York Times features an op-ed by Al Gore. In it, he argues that President Bush’s energy policy caters to the American oil and chemical industries.
Many op-eds carrying politicians’ names are really written by their staffers. But this one seems to have actually been penned by Gore himself–check out this whopper of an opening sentence: “Under the presidency of George W. Bush, the environmental and energy policies of our government are completely dominated by a group of current and former oil and chemical company executives who are trying to dismantle America’s ability to force them to reduce the extremely dangerous levels of pollution in the earth’s atmosphere.”
CNet News is running an interesting piece about how to charge for content on the Web–and get people to pay for it. “I do not look at the Web as a broadcast medium that relies mostly on advertising,” says Michael Schutzler, the CEO of Classmates.com. “Rather, I think the Web is a direct-marketing medium. This is what a magazine is. For a magazine to survive, it needs multiple revenue streams, such as annual subscriptions and advertising.”
In their typically clinical manner, The Economist offers useful guides for various cities throughout the world.
If you get locked up in Baltimore, keep your nose clean. The “special management meal” sounds terrible.
OddPost appears to be an amazing new Web-based email system.
Here’s a periodic table of behavioral traits.
“Bring on the Time Zones,” W.D. Wetherell says in an excellent essay praising the “phantasmagoric” feeling jet lag produces.
American newspapers are supposed to be objective. In comparison to British papers, are ours boring and “bloodless”?