It's been a while since I've done an auld-fashioned linkdump. All o' these be articles or posts that I wanted t' respond t' but no nay ne'er found th' time t', an' yet had stuck in me bookmarks.
- an interview in Fast Company with John Taylor Gatto about teachin' an' homeschoolin'
- three articles by Dave Pollard: ackwnowledging that he's an intense person, arguing that blogs haven't really filled a real need yet, an' un-interviews
- an argument for no more advertisements in video games, which I think I found lookin' fer arguments about how video games be th' new music distribution channel
- Derek Miller wants more active voice in news broadcasts, an' I agree: I bet if ye did a content analysis o' just one BCTV newscast, ye'd find enough passive voice t' write a blog post about
- I read Why Newspapers Matter, Danger to Human Dignity: the Revival of Disgust and Shame in the Law, The Gentle Art of Selling Yourself, Why Americans hate Paris Hilton, Marketing to Introverts an' the Gentle Art of Saying No long enough ago t' forget what they said
- William Safire on addressing people in written correspondence. How I address scallywags depends on how close I am t' them. I'm cheerier t' customers an' usually address them by name th' first time they send in an email. But generally, th' closer I am, th' less likely I'm goin' t' address them by name.