Behind the Times

I’m probably the last person in the country to pick up on this story, but I found it fascinating. Newsweek: Enter Jayson Blair, as if on cue. While at Maryland, a school from which he never graduated, Blair interned for both The Boston Globe and The Washington Post. He was not a popular guy, and had a reputation for trafficking in nasty gossip, stealing story ideas and sucking up to superiors so he could get credit for work he didn’t do.

History of the Internet. My favorite event is 1976: Dr. Robert M. Metcalfe develops Ethernet, later to be replaced by SodiumPentatholNet.

For Bill: How to Fake a Hard Day at the Office (in light of your George Costanza comments the other day).

Mary Jo Foley: …until Microsoft lets Longhorn out of the corral, Panther will rule the desktop OS jungle…

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