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  1. Jul 2021
    1. Matt Taibbi asked his subscribers in April. Since they were “now functionally my editor,” he was seeking their advice on potential reporting projects. One suggestion — that he write about Ibram X. Kendi and Robin DiAngelo — swiftly gave way to a long debate among readers over whether race was biological.

      There's something here that's akin to the idea of bikeshedding? Online communities flock to the low lying ideas upon which they can proffer an opinion and play at the idea of debate. If they really cared, wouldn't they instead delve into the research and topics themselves? Do they really want Taibbi's specific take? Do they want or need his opinion on the topic? What do they really want?

      Compare and cross reference this with the ideas presented by Ibram X. Kendi's article There Is No Debate Over Critical Race Theory.

      Are people looking for the social equivalent of a simple "system one" conversation or are they ready, willing, and able to delve into a "system two" presentation?

      Compare this also with the modern day version of the Sunday morning news (analysis) shows? They would seem to be interested in substantive policy and debate, but they also require a lot of prior context to participate. In essence, most speakers don't actually engage, but spew out talking points instead and rely on gut reactions and fear, uncertainty and doubt to make their presentations. What happened to the actual discourse? Has there been a shift in how these shows work and present since the rise of the Hard Copy sensationalist presentation? Is the competition for eyeballs weakening these analysis shows?

      How might this all relate to low level mansplaining as well? What are men really trying to communicate in demonstrating this behavior? What do they gain in the long run? What is the evolutionary benefit?

      All these topics seem related somehow within the spectrum of communication and what people look for and choose in what and how they consume content.

  2. May 2021
  3. Apr 2021
    1. (Substack has courted a number of Times writers. I turned down an offer of an advance well above my Times salary, in part because of the editing and the platform The Times gives me, and in part because I didn’t think I’d make it back — media types often overvalue media writers.)

      This is an important data point. Almost no one is putting any value on editing and other institutional support that outlets provide. Some writers can see at least a little bit of the future.

  4. Mar 2021
    1. He wrote for the same editor, Michael Korda at Simon & Schuster, for more than three decades before moving to Liveright, an imprint of W.W. Norton, in 2014.

      Too few editors are spoken of...

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  8. Jul 2020
    1. Because the Web IDE is based on the Monaco Editor, you can find a more complete list of supported languages in the Monaco languages repository. Under the hood, Monaco uses the Monarch library for syntax highlighting.
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  14. Oct 2018
    1. ZWEI is display-oriented: the text the user is editing is actually displayed (this is relevant because many editors of the time often showed out-of-date text due to efficiency and bandwidth restrictions, putting the burden on the user to imagine what their text looks like currently).

      bandwith restrictions -> out of date text -> user has to imagine what it currently looks like

  15. Jul 2018
    1. N. R. THompson dies at 58.

      Began career with Franklin County Times, at Russellvllle, his birthplace. birthplace. Later he went with The Birmingham Birmingham Ledger, and then with The Birmingham Age-Herald.

      Passed paper on to sons Dick and Arthur Thompson

    1. "To honor The Southern Star for its worthv and uninterrupted service to Ozark and Dale County since its founding in 1867. Joseph A. Adams, founder, 1867-1887. 1867-1887. 1867-1887. Joseph H. Adams, 1887-1901. 1887-1901. 1887-1901. John Q. Adams. 1901-1925. 1901-1925. 1901-1925. Jesse B. Adams, editor and publisher.

      Editors:

      Joseph Adams, 1867-1887 Joseph H. Adams, 1887-1901 John Q. Adams 1901-1925 Jesse B. Adams 1925-???