In an eerie echo from William Gibson's Count Zero, the New York Times syndication feed keeps chanting at me: “Names of the Dead, Names of the Dead.” (Update: The day after I published this piece, the Times changed the way they run these stories!)

Names of the Dead in the New York Times
· · ·
Killed in Iraq in the New York Times

No more “Names of the Dead.” I wonder if this is a coincidence.

Original Note · I find it a little disturbing, and not because of the Gibson reference. I don’t often click on these, but probably we all should, more often. And a visit to that mirror’s other side couldn’t hurt, either.

Thanks to Anthony Foiani (Tkil) for straightening me out on Gibson.

author · Dad
colophon · rights

July 15, 2003
· The World (148 fragments)
· · Places
· · · Middle East (56 more)

By .

The opinions expressed here
are my own, and no other party
necessarily agrees with them.

A full disclosure of my
professional interests is
on the author page.

I’m on Mastodon!