· 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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