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Five Plants To Lose Time By

Japanese maple for the light filtering through the overlapping leaves

Tall grass for the separation between the leaves and the seed heads

Mint for its mist of pollinators

Catalpa for the absurdly large beanness of it

Apple for the deer it brings

Press Release Reporting: How Should the New York Times Conduct Technology Journalism?

In the past year or so, I’ve written two posts strongly critical of the New York Times’ technology reporting. The two articles about which I wrote, both by Stephen C. Williams (5/1/2008 and 10/20/2009), included images taken directly from Apple and Motorola corporate press kits and presented no “facts” about the products beyond those offered […]

How To Write for the New York Times Technology Section in 4 Easy Steps

You can write for the New York Times Technology section, and I’ll show you how in four easy steps:

1. Subscribe to the Apple Press Release newsfeed at http://www.apple.com/pr/ so that every time Apple comes out with a new gadget, you’ll know right away.

2. When an Apple corporate press release pops up on […]

Stores Prepare for New Apple iPhone's High-Momentum Impact

CNN Headline: Stronger, faster iPhone 3GS will hit stores June 19

Be prepared: candles, extra water, an an emergency radio and two days’ supply of food are advisable if you live in close proximity to your community’s Apple Store. Experts advise cracking a window open to allow for equalization of air pressure as the […]

Apple Saves Jesus from iPhone App!

If Apple is going to make a little computer phone for people to use, then it needs to people actually use the devices, and not be a corporate nanny listening in on every word to make sure that it complies with the moral codes of the pious and powerful. […]

My New Carbon Sequestration Units

A standard cherry or apple tree will grow to a height of between 20 and 30 feet. That means I will eventually have to climb a ladder to pick fruit, but it also means that the trees will create more fruit. With their larger size, they’ll also shade more ground, and sequester more carbon from the air. […]

A New Computer Top All For An S

Today, an entire top of a laptop computer just got thrown away because it was missing an S key. That’s outrageous waste. […]