(My memory of this may be hazy but something like it transpired.)
In 1995 Bob Dole went on The David Letterman Show and said
I will announce that I am running for president next week.David Letterman pointed out
You just DID. NEWS ITEM: Bob Dole announces his candidacy on the David Letterman Show.I agree with Letterman- announcing that you are going to announce something is announcing it. I think Bob Dole got confused--- The David Letterman Show probably got more viewers than his press conference.
- In this Jan 25, 2011 post Richard Lipton thanked me for my review of his book (and said some very nice things about me. THANKS!) Why Jan 25, 2011? Because this was shortly after the review appeared IN PRINT. However, in my Sept 9, 2010 post I had posted my review. Does appearing in print still have a certain Je ne sais quoi?
One of the many comments on Aaron Sterling's
post on chemoinformatics was by
Aaron Sterling himself.
It will be a while before this goes to press, so I can correct inaccuracies or address concerns before this becomes unchangeable.This is rather quaint. First off, goes to press? I think Aaron's guest blog will have more readers than my column. Aaron, your review is already out there. What does goes to press even mean anymore? Second off, what Aaron writes is not quite true. I keep all of the reviews online. If the review appears and 10 years later Aaron spots a typo and wants me to fix it on the online version, I would do it. For a big change I would make it a footnote and put a date on it. Page numbers are not a problem since the page numbers on my website copy are not the same as those in SIGACT NEWS anyway. And someone looking for the review would more likely find my website rather than there paper copy or the official ACM site (behind a paywall?) I will also keep the copy the Blog post points to up to date, so that is another free and easy-to-find place to find it.
A colleague was mentioned in The Online New York Times.
The colleagues aunt wanted to know
When will you be in the REAL New York Times.Is the aunt right? Does the REAL New York Times have a certain I-know-not-what that the online version lacks? The colleagues teenage son commented:
Aside from far less people reading it, and getting ink on your hands when you do, what advantages does the so-called real NY times have?That may be an exaggeration (ink on your hands?) but he does have a point. See this for a counterpoint.
Thursday, February 03, 2011
All the news that fit to tweet
The Daily Shows Slogan used to be When news break we fix it! This raises the question: When does breaking news actually break?