The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Sunday, 04 January 2009]

Always be scribbling

Newspapers and technology aren’t exactly best friends.

The newspaper business is in horrible, horrible shape, and I think I just came across a small reason why:

How very quaint
Paper diary.
Click for larger version.

This house ad showed up on the International Herald Tribune’s home page today. That’s right, the IHT seems to believe its target audience is people who still use paper diaries to stay organized.

So what kind of damage would one of these bad boys do to a jet-setting executive’s wallet? A cool $49.95. Plus shipping. But wait! You can have it monogrammed! So that makes it alright.

The most worrisome part of all this is that the IHT may be right and yes, in fact, the people reading one of the best newspapers in the world are the kind of troglodytes that still handle their appointments on paper. With monograms.

« Out with the old


Enjoy the ten latest posts!

Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice

Impressions moving from an Apple Watch Series 3 to Series 5

Is there reason to upgrade from a 3 to a 5?

Plans are worthless, but planning is everything

Often injustice lies in what you aren’t doing, not only in what you are doing

Die in a ditch

After all these years, Nic still can’t understand the American attitude to healthcare.

The big thieves hang the little ones

Book roundup, part 29

A sci-fi and fantasy heavy installment that includes The Valedictorian of Being Dead, The Mastermind, Broadsword Calling Danny Boy, Tiamat’s Wrath, The Raven Tower, The Liberation, The Light Brigade and Cryptonomicon.

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable

Book roundup, part 28

Includes The Incomplete Book of Running, Aching God, The Murderbot Diaries, Lies Sleeping, The Consuming Fire, and Rendezvous with Rama.

Las Vegas trip report

Did you know Las Vegas is kind of nutty?