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Friday,  10/24/08  08:54 PM

A day of coding...  and riding (third straight Rockstore!)... and, er, powerpointing...

Today's dog bites man story: most voters say news media wants Obama to win.  By 70-9%.  Unbelievable.  Except I totally believe it.  Don't you?

The Corner: "The reason the press are going to such shameless lengths to drag Obama across the finish line is because he's their last best hope at restoring the old media environment, including a new Unfairness Doctrine for radio, and regulation of the Internet".  Could be...  but I think it is also something simpler and less calculated: bandwagon jumping.  Since "everyone" knows Obama is going to win, "everyone" wants to be on the winning side.  It's cool.  Riight.

It has gotten this bad: ABC's Michael Malone is embarrassed to be a journalist.  I would be, too.  But at least he's honest about it, which is a good start...

Nike HindsightFrom CrunchGear we get news of the new Nike Hindsight, glasses which provide a built-in "rear view mirror".  Cool.  Probably a dancing bear, but still, cool :)

Meanwhile Ted Dziuba predicts the fall of the house of Crunch.  "The arena is kind to noone."  Oooh, I like that!  (I predict you will read that again, right here :)

A very telling post by Stuart Ellman: Flat is the new 40% markup.  "Everybody in startup land, pay attention.  Pricing is down 40% right now.  Until the markets come back up, that is the reality."  That's why everyone is tightening their belts, laying off staff, and being conservative...  money has become expensive.

the Burberry QuattroporteThis must be illegal; here we have the Burberry Quattroporte.  I am not making this up, but I wish I were (as do, I'm sure, the folks at Maserati)...





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