Business school Prof. responds to financial crisis: Trust, but verify.
You never know when this stuff may come in handy: if you go blind at an older age, you stand a better chance of regaining vision.
Climate researcher Ken Caldeira says: “I think science journalism is in a terrible spot right now.” Ouch.
Earthquake devastates Haiti, leading to deaths, panic and looting. Pat Robertson alleges that Haiti gained independence from France via a deal with Satan, adding, “true story.” It’s unclear how many are dead, possibly hundreds of thousands, although nobody knows. The New York Times has a list of ways to contribute.
Is Tel Aviv the new Silicon Valley? David Brooks sees some similarities.
Some guy on Google’s tech support for their vaunted smartphone, the Nexus One: “So far, I have yet to hear from an actual person.” Another guy: “Right now they’re leaving tech support up to the customer.”
In other Google news, Jack Shafer says they are pulling a Conan O’Brien on China.
Tom Scocca says David Stern is being unfair to Gilbert Arenas, the NBA player accused of leaving some unloaded guns out in the locker room as a prank.
LONG FORM JOURNALISM:
Sabina Rubin Erderly’s “The Girl Who Conned the Ivy League” tells the fascinating story of a multiple-time identity thief from a farm in Montana who ended up at Cal State Fullerton, Columbia, Harvard, and eventually jail. Somewhere, Azia Kim laughs.
ON THIS DAY:In 1898, Emile Zola’s J’accuse exposed the French government’s anti-Semitic and unlawful jailing of Alfred Dreyfus.
In a related story, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, heiress to the Louis-Dreyfuss fortune, but more importantly Elaine Benes from Seinfeld, born in 1961.
Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Lyndon Johnson’s Vice President and Richard Nixon’s vanquished presidential candidate died in 1978. He was survived his wife, four children and Metrodome.