Anatomy of an email newsletter

More on email newsletters: A helpful visual–“Anatomy of an e-newsletter.”

Email newsletter pitfalls

Here’s a good article on pitfalls to avoid when publishing an email newsletter.

Refurbished computer hardware

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.


Amy Standen on “In Cold Blood”

In, 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

Goma, Congo is returning to “a nervous kind of normal” after a deadly volcanic eruption.

“The Big Red Fez”

Seth Godin’s new book, “The Big Red Fez: How to Make Any Web Site Better,” is an entertaining treatise on the importance of user-centered Web design and Web marketing.


Bob Marley’s impact on the music world

Last May, on the anniversary of Bob Marley’s death, NPR’s Tom Cole reported on the reggae star’s impact on the music world. Cole’s audio piece is available via this page.

“On the Playing Field of Suburbia”

In a time of suburban affluence, David Brooks reflects on American mettle in “On the Playing Fields of Suburbia.”

If you like this piece, be sure to check out Brooks’s excellent book “Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There.”

Misc. is very cool.


Richard Cohen on Enron; NY Times on the effectiveness of online advertising

In today’s Washington Post, Richard Cohen argues that the Enron mess–the fact that top executives were allowed to sell their Enron stock before it tanked, while the rest of the company’s employees were not–is an ethical outrage, not a political one.

An interesting article in the NY Times details plans for adopting guidelines to measure the effectiveness of online advertising campaigns.