· Naughties
· · 2005
· · · August
· · · · 03 (2 entries)

Heroes · Speak­ing on be­half of all of us who fly of­ten, a ma­jor Mer­ci beau­coup! to the Air France cab­in crew who got 309 peo­ple out of a burn­ing A340 with no fa­tal­i­ties. Do you know how big those things are? “Miracle” is the ap­pro­pri­ate word. If this isn’t Légion d’honneur ter­ri­to­ry, I don’t know what is. [Up­date: Seems like it’s not just the cab­in crew, ap­par­ent­ly the co-pilot was last man off.]
SotB · That stands for “State of the Blogosphere”, a re­cur­ring mul­ti­part es­say that Dave Sifry dis­tills out of the Tech­no­rati num­bers ev­ery five months or so; co­in­ci­den­tal­ly, those num­bers keep show­ing the space dou­bling in size ev­ery five months or so. The lat­est in­stall­ment, track­ing posting-volume growth, is in my opin­ion the in­ter­est­ing one. The num­ber of blogs is in­ter­est­ing, but then quite a few are dead and quite a few more are spam; ac­tu­al re­al post­ings are prob­a­bly the clos­est thing we re­al­ly have to a fin­ger on the col­lec­tive pulse. This piece talks about a post­ing vol­ume around 900,000/­day, and this morn­ing I was chat­ting on­line with Dave and he says it’s hit­ting a mil­lion on week­days. By the way, if you’re lec­tur­ing about this whole blog­ging thing, Dave’s graph­ics are a re­al good re­source, ask him and he’ll prob­a­bly be hap­py to have you use them. [Dis­clo­sure: I may or may not have a con­flict of in­ter­est; read on for de­tail­s.] ...
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