Given how central Google is to my daily work, I got a lot of enjoyment from reading Jennifer 8 Lee’s Postcards from Planet Google. A Google search uncovered that the 8 in Lee’s name was given to distinguish from the millions of other Chinese Lees and 8, of course, is the luckiest number in China. (Unlike UK think-tanker Perri 6, who chose his name for effect.)
Dan Gillmor pointed me to Jonathan Peterson’s brilliant deconstruction of News Corp’s Peter Chernin‘s keynote address at Comdex. This detailed analysis of falsifications and misdirections is a truly original and valuable use of a weblog. I can’t see any conventional media devoting the time and space to this kind of work. A must read.