Thursday, July 10, 2008

"We may convince others by our arguments, but we can only persuade them by their own." Joseph Joubert

"Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We know too much, and are convinced of too little." T.S. Eliot

Today's image: Black & White Beauty by Rikkilynn07. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

F5: Two interesting ongoing discussions. First, The Nicholas Carr writing Is Google Making Us Stupid: What The Internet is doing to Our Brains. Now followed on by the the contrary opinion of Danny Hillis. Read both via Altantic Monthly here. Second, a reminder that racism is alive and well in America. The latest example, an online video producer loses support of a sponsor, Verizon, for featuring a video last year which many, including this blogger, find patently offensive and insensitive. The video producer claims it to be a form of comedy or at least entertainment, many objecting to the content say it is the blatant racism of stereotyping blacks. You decide. Read Corvia here, and Shey Smith here. I'll not name or provide a link to the the video producer. In my opinion, the guy is a hack and he'll get no traffic from this blog. Besides, at this point he's a very easy guy to find. This is certainly a situation Tom Joyner and Tavis Smiley need to bring to light and examine in some depth. Tom? Tavis? [I've reached out to both gentlemen]

Bonus: A N I M O T O. Create videos and trailers. Very cool.

Congrats & cheers: Radio programming ace Brian Kelly, wife and new mom Katie on the birth of Emerson John. Jim Thompson named prexy Broadcasters Foundation of America. Radio programming and marketing maven Tim Dukes joins Tribune as vice president of promotions.

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