We’ve all heard the adage that less is more. It’s a succinct retort to our natural tendency to desire whatever is the biggest, the fastest, the fanciest, or the sparkliest, an effect exacerbated in technology and on the internet where trends are born and die within hours or minutes.
I am always impressed by the American philanthropic ethic during times of need. Unfortunately, we have had several disasters over the last 5 years that have tested Americans proclivity to donate online, as opposed to the traditional check or credit card contribution.
I think about September 11, 2001, I remember how alone I felt
that day. Two weeks before, I had moved to
Portland, Maine for a new job. (I later learned
those hijackers flew right over me on their way to the Boston
It may be a case of "the operation was a success, however the
patient died." On the heels of my previous post about the coming
onslaught of blog tracking sites, I've discovered that a number of
bloggers have declared that the trackback -- that pinging mechanism
Yesterday afternoon, EchoDitto's D.C. headquarters had a FIRE ALARM. Mysteriously, our building's parking-lot turned out to have wireless internet access. And so we were able to continue working, even in the face of impending immolation.
I was delighted this morning to receive an email about D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams' new blog. It launched on Monday and has one entry and eight comments so far, from D.C. residents and one from as far away as Wisconsin.