links for 2009-04-01
April 1, 2009
Food safety: it's a good thing. Right? Not so much, say members of the Christian Worldview Network (including one Rep. Michelle Bachmann, R-MN, always a fun one), who worry that government control of the food supply is one step on the road to the One World Government. "When you're that kind of crazy — Bachmann-Hedgecock-LaHaye-crazy — then a little bit of salmonella doesn't seem as urgent as the more dire phantoms that threaten us."
In the days following its transition to an online-only news source, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's tracking numbers are down 20%. What does this say about the competition between "traditional" media trying to survive and new media who have already succeeded?
Confirming what I learned last week in a great lecture by Jeanne Cummings of politico.com: writing for the Web does NOT give you unlimited length. Just the opposite. (I get knocked for this every day…) Via preoccupations.org.
For those of us who still have Christmas cards ready to go for lack of stamps… yep.