the long tail
NYT Styles writes about the blog Anonymous Lawyer, yet another fictional blog, but this time with a twist: everyone knows it's fiction, and no one seems to care. I guess that makes it sorta like lawyer fan-fic. Eww.
NYT on creating entertainment websites that subtly promote products. The examples include DigitalJoy.com (Intel/Microsoft), Skyhigh.com (Alaska Airlines) ComeClean.com (Method soap), and Slothmore Institute (Best Buy)
Found on Amazon: Most Wished For.
John Maeda (he of the MIT Media Lab) has a blog.
Wonkette chats with Newsweek.
It's simply gross how much Best Of ephemera I've consumed in the past month. But I'll give one best Best Award to Best Year Ever, VH1's show that gave its yearly award to "Some Dude". It matches nicely with the assessment of others that 2004 was the year of the little people.
Reason interviews Michael Powell.
Chuck's best work lately has been on reality tv, including his recent NYT Mag reflection on Spalding Gray and Mary-Ellis Bunim.
Good profile from Technology Review, with a glimpse into the future of the company's competition with Microsoft.
Techno Files asks: Is IBM creating the next best search engine based upon artificial intelligence technology?
An extremely large and intimidating Heavy Metal FAQ.
Blogumentary reviews in Mother Jones.