Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Backyard astronomy

This story about the introduction of Google Sky makes me imagine heated back-room argument at the New York Times about whether the term "mash-up" is acceptable usage...

(It was a terrible affliction to the paper's sense of decorum a few years ago--and a comical benefit to the eye-rolling reader--when two books called On Bullshit and Another Bullshit Night in Suck City were both demanding frequent attention--a lot of locutions of the "Mr. Flynn, the author of a book whose full title cannot be printed in a family newspaper" sort. Oh, I wish they would just get with the modern world! This is coy rather than decorous...)

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, it annoys the shit out of me. Also the insistence on titles for people. Hello New York Times, this is not 1822!

    Justine L