The Sunday Tribune's coverage of the "Blogosphere" this week descends into trivial excerpts from a selection of eight blogs not worth repeating. But a half-page article by David Usborne about blogger Nadine Haobsh makes compelling reading about how to blog and keep your job. Some other items noted below, carried in the Sunday papers today, have generated bloggers' interest for weeks ahead of mainstream media coverage.
File Sharing Clampdown. Following a court order by Justice Peter Kelly on 8 July, Irish internet service providers disclosed the names of 17 computer owners who were fingered by the Irish Recorded Music Association for uploading about 500 music tracks each to internet file-sharing locations.¹
Shuttle Safety. Space Shuttle Discovery suffered a "debris episode" this week. I've flown with go-oriented Shuttle Commander Eileen Collins while both of us were T-38 instructor pilots at Vance AFB, Oklahoma. When she told an American radio station while in orbit that she was "very disappointed" in NASA's determination to adhere to upcoming launch schedules, I could read between the lines.²
Can you trust a blogger? That's what Sir Tony O'Reilly wonders in an interview with The Sunday Times "Business & Money section. "Newspapers are tactile, hugely cheap, reliable, go with a cup of coffee. You can trust newspaper writers. Can you trust a blogger?"