, sister weeklies here, have also consolidated their coverage of the Summit of the Americas, and added a place for people at the event to submit testimonials. The page is in French and English, which is refreshing (at least to me). I honestly don’t know much about Voir’s coverage, but both Stewart and current news editor MJ Milloy have written a lot about this stuff over the years in Hour. Disclosure – both are friends of mine.
FTAA news in the coming weeks, the Montreal Gazette has (of course) devoted a special section of its site to the event, which is coming up quickly. The quality of the Gazoo’s coverage is likely to be pretty good at best – except that one of their columnists will be a must-read. Lyle Stewart has been covering this sort of thing for most of his career, and more than anyone locally (in French or English) has developed the story over the past few years at both the Gazette and Hour, a weekly for whom he used to write.
blog entry and following discussion at Robert Scoble‘s site today. There is a divide between marketing folk and other web folks – and it’s a divide that isn’t closing as quickly as some of the others in the industry. I think a part of it may be related to the distinction (made several months ago by Meg Hourihan and others) between web people and dot-com people – with the added category of merketing folks who are neither.
posted a great piece on reproductive choice on the 28th anniversary of Roe v Wade (I had no idea). Lots of interesting links, and excellent words tying it all together.
In a related matter, you know how people often say, “oh it’s a hard issue, one about which reasonable people may disagree.” As I have gotten older, I’ve quit buying that line, conceding that in order to make nice-nice. I’ve a much harder line than I did. It’s not reasonable, in my opinion, to be anti-choice. Period.
you can get reliable data on the current state of the internet down to the local level? I know of the Internet Traffic Report, but that doesn’t seem to indicate that there’s anything wrong, and anyhow talking about North America as a whole seems a little broad to me.
I’m prompted by the problems that some folks in San Francisco seem to be having, but also because we had the same situation at work a couple of weeks ago when UUNet went down here in Montreal for 8+ hours. Our sites stayed up cause they’re cloned elsewhere, databases and all. But the ISP whose BoD I’m on had huge problems – their backup bandwidth from Videotron relied on UUNet as well (which was news to everyone).