Red Line of Death Edition
Today’s links of interest:
- Remarkable TV: Jon Stewart guts Cramer and CNBC
Finally got around to watching this over the weekend, and it was remarkable how thorough Stewart was. It continues to amaze us how serious people continue to underestimate satirists, especially ones as sharp as Jon Stewart. Remember all of that talk about how Stewart would be passe in the post-Bush era? You won’t be hearing that for awhile. And finally: shenanigans is teepeeing someone’s house, not manipulating the stock market. Asswipe.
- Facebook’s Lousy Facelift
The fact that they have chosen to hide their single most powerful community-building functionality — showing who added who as a friend — is one of the stupidest things anybody has ever done in a redesign. In any circumstance. Ever.
- Sci Fi Channel Aims to Shed Geeky Image With New Name
Please tell us this is an April Fool’s joke released early: Syfy?
- ‘Trek’ writer sues Paramount
Harlan Ellison is suing for back pay for Star Trek episode he wrote in 1960’s. While suit is about the money, not principle, c’mon, you didn’t notice until now?
- Banks ‘concerned’ over model riot
Model riot / I wanna riot / model riot / a riot of me own!
- Sci Fi Channel changes name to Syfy
- Hearst finds no buyers, moves Seattle paper online
And so what will likely become one of the major media stories of 2009 begins to gain momentum.
- iPhone OS 3.0 to Include Copy-And-Paste Feature: Digg Founder
Both copy AND paste? Wow!