Decent story for linguist types about the transition to statistical machine language translation.
Nunberg on the jargon-catching program, BullFighter.
Long-awaited, Edward Said revisits Orientalism in The Guardian.
Tom Daschle: blogger.
Jerry Springer: blogger.
Bill Maher: blogger.
Anil: Google Hacks is pervasive.
Fun skater game: ParkLife.
Madonna trying to sell the Gap. Two dying brands, I say.
This is a couple weeks old, but I just discovered it. Post art critic Blake Gopnik hosts a tour of "Gyroscope." Interesting because it's unique for a newspaper reporter to do video and for it's odd MTV-ish rapid editnig.... and because it's an interesting topic.
The Times continues its strange fascination with North Dakota, which has the highest proportion of people over 85 in the country. I like this graph: "These North Dakotans may be biological artifacts, the recipes for their health beyond bottling or replication by baby-boom office dwellers in big cities and suburbs. Clean air; going slow; patience; a low-cost, low-stress economy for all but active younger farmers; decades of heavy lifting outdoors; keeping an eye out for one another; long stable marriages; an absence of sharp differences in income and wealth all may contribute, people here speculate."