Washington Irving was there in the 1820s; I’ll be in Granada at the Alhambra at the end of April for the Louis Round Wilson Knowledge Academy meetings. All kinds of good folks have recommended Irving’s book to me (thanks Terry and Ismael). I’m about 100 pages into the 1851 facsimile edition and am enjoying Irving’s adventures and storytelling immensely. What a treat it will be to be see the Alhambra now over 150 years after Irving’s visit.
Fred through a pointer to Smoking Gun notices that among the requirements for our traveling VP is the demand that “All Televisions to be tuned to FOX News” [VP's staff's caps]. Among the note’s handwritten additions to the requirements are these print sources: New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and “local newspaper” then almost as an afterthought “Wash Post.”
By the end of 2005, 50 million Americans got news online on a typical day, a sizable increase since 2002. Much of that growth has been fueled by the rise in home broadband connections over the last four years. For a group of “high-powered” online users — early adopters of home broadband who are the heaviest internet users — the internet is their primary news source on the average day.