Mel Gibson planning Holocaust miniseries - Dec 7, 2005

Submitted by frlarry on Fri, 12/09/2005 - 02:32
I'm sure all of the "lightning rod" publicity is healthy for his bottom line, but I don't at all get the reasons behind the beefs: CNN.com - Mel Gibson planning Holocaust miniseries - Dec 7, 2005. Why would anyone assume Mel Gibson wants to deny, or even to downplay, the Holocaust?

Technology Review misses the point...

Submitted by frlarry on Fri, 12/09/2005 - 02:19
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Not being software experts, Technology Review's recent article, The Impact of Emerging Technologies: "30 Seconds Is Too Long," misses the point. Arguing that television advertising will go the way of the dodo, replaced largely by mobile phone advertising, they fail to bring up the real kicker, individually targetted advertising.

Anti-creationism prof quits department chair - Dec 8, 2005

Submitted by frlarry on Fri, 12/09/2005 - 01:56
A Paul Mirecki, U. of Kansas professor of religious studies, recently resigned due to the stir he caused there by insulting religious fundamentalists (some of whom go to that school) because of their creationist views. The CNN report, "Anti-creationism prof quits department chair," summarizes the situation this way,