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.
Archive for March 23rd, 2006
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.”
Journalists (and I am one at least in title) sometimes fear that their subjects can respond. Naked Conversations by Shel Israel & Robert Scoble is/are all about that. As you may have noticed, I regularly post about interviews I give here. Glyn Moody is a little excited though about my merely threatening (his word) to post my memory of what I told him in an interview the Linux Weekly News.
Mar 23 2006
At the same time, the US is threatening to create a tiered Internet with positive support from FCC Chief Kevin Martin (reports /. and Networking Pipeline).
People are learning from the internet instead of watching Fox! This must be stopped (or at least further regulated and tamed)!