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Rex Sorgatz

I'm not passive aggressive. I'm aggressively passive.

jan 13
2005

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DESIGN

Pitchfork redesigned. I don't know why this is considered better -- it looks more busy and harder to digest. But there oodles of new ads, so that's probably why they redesigned.

Nerdy Wired-ish graphic of the Apple's Tipping Point.

MUSIC

Jay-Zeezer, a mashup of Jay-Z and Weezer. Prediction: after a certain point, the phrase "interesting in theory" takes over this entire genre, and no one ever listens to a mash-up again because everyone just imagines what it will sound like.

Creative Commons and Wired have launched CC Mixter, "where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want."

Because I know at least one old-school indie rocker still reads this blog: Steve Albini talks about food.

MEDIA

E&P: All about the International Game Journalists Association.

New magazine: JPG Magazine.

This week, Media Hack looks at bloggers who are also reporters, with observations from Chris Allbritton, Om Malik, and Peter Rojas.

New WSJ column, The Numbers Guy, "a new column on the way numbers and statistics are used -- and abused -- in the news, business and politics."

BOOKS

The Chicago Tribune profile of Jessa Crispin (the proprietor of Bookslut) contains a list of her favorite books of all time. (Bookslut was one of my blogs of the year.)

Malcolm Gladwell's book tour dates.

TECH

You probably saw the interview where Bill Gates calls the Creative Commons advocates communists, and now Gizmodo asks him to clarify. (There's the funny point at the end where they disagree on agreeing.)

NYT: Google corrects advertisers' grammer.

T-SHIRTS

Architecture Sucks.

More Cowbell.

Gawker.

LOCAL

Mary Lucia posting about the new NPR music station.




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