|ISSUE 40||News & opinion | Jan 2004 | updated 1/19/04|
|Laser printer||Showtime||Macromedia Director||Comment Archive|
|OK, OK, OK...||
One of the more innnovative activist groups to spring up on the internet is MoveOn.org
They've been keeping a constant watch on the Bush administration and organizing opposition to many of his more outrageous tactics.
Recently MoveOn sponsored an open competition for a political ad that explains what the President's policies are really about.
My favorite, and the winner of the competition
is Child's Pay, a sobering look at where we may be headed if
George Bush is reelected. Take
a look at it, and 25 other finalists.
The $700 chair:
So far, so good. My Herman Miller Aeron chair is solid and comfortable. I still fuss with the adjustments from time to time, but that's probably a good thing... some days you feel different than others.
I've been only too aware of how long it's been since I updated this site, but it took two emails in two days from former students to push me to action. Nothing like guilt to motivate a guy. Thanks, Steve; thanks, Sandy (I guess).
I've noticed a definite connection between the frequency of updates and the number of visitors to the site. It's gotten bad enough that I've given up on my daily check of site stats— too depressing. In fact, several of the more popular URLs aren't mine, but are the work of students posted on the class websites we created. Month in and month out, Joanna's Guide to Great Chair Design and John's Golden Age of Sci-Fi Cinema draw visitors galore.
bye inkject, hello laser
still alive & kicking
So I'm pleased to see that MM has announced Director MX 2004, replacing Director MX (really just 8.5 made to work on Macintosh OSX). From what I've read on the MM website, MX 2004 adds new features and improvements that may make it worth upgrading. If only MM would get smart and lower the price to a level that students can afford, they might find that Director would start to gain market share. But I'm not holding my breath on that.Let's get naked
Spencer Tunick in Cleveland this June, sponsored by MOCA. I've signed up. Why don't you?
-Al Wasco, Jan. 20, 2004
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