November 15, 2003
Wow - It's the World!
Note: this is a post recovered from my old blog, before it died of an insufficient backup. Any comments/trackbacks on it have not been brought over, but can be seen with the original. The date is that of the original posting.\"\;
It's really strange: all this time I've been on contract, I've seen more news on TV (Fox and CNN mostly) than I usually get. And I feel much less informed than I normally do.
Oh, I know about the charges against Michael Jackson, and the maneuvering in a half-dozen other trials of note - or at least of notoriety. I know about the various protests against Bush in Britain - although the reason behind them, the logic involved, and in fact the whole point of the protests somewhat escapes me. These must be the dumbest guys Britain can scrape up, because they've produced some very intelligent people, BBC News apparently excepted.
But I don't have a good feel for what's really happening of interest. I was going to say that we should have a news channel that takes a historical view of every story, and tries to fit it into what people will care about in a hundred years (still, in fact, a good idea), but I realized that the blogosphere already provides a great deal of that context. I missed you guys.