Minh’s Notes

Human-readable chicken scratch

Minh Nguyễn
December 1st, 2004
Mozilla Firefox


Lastest news

Firefox was featured on ABC’s World News Tonight last Friday, though it was pre-empted by football in Cincinnati. Argh. Recordings are now available online.

Thanks to Zach Lipton for the scoop.

(Firefox was also featured on Wikipedia’s Main Page on Sunday [1].)

Also, CNN is being self-critical:

… Following industry leader Fox News, these networks have become more talk, less straight news over the last few years.

The notion that people can work late, skip the broadcast evening news and catch up later on cable isn’t necessarily true. Try to find a serious newscast on these networks in prime time, at least before Aaron Brown on CNN at 10 p.m. Eastern time, and you’ll be out of luck.

Even CNN Headline News — a dependable network that rotates newscasts every half-hour — plans to experiment with prime-time talk shows in the next year.

(Read the rest of the article.)

Of course, that’s the consequence of syndicating content from other sources like the AP: you don’t have control over what you say about yourself. :^)

Thanks to Rogers Cadenhead for the scoop.

[Update] Wow. This is sad. It’s been more than two months since I posted this entry, and I just noticed the typo I made in the title! I of course meant “latest news,” but I always misspell that word. I happened to stumble upon this entry while searching Google for “lastest news,” since it was in my referrer logs, and I wanted to see how in the world someone found me by searching for that typo. Anyhow, you know what I mean…