He graduated “in theory”

He graduated “in theory”: Enhancing ones resume is not a good idea, especially if you’re only 24 years old and your job is at NASA and you think you need to “control the message” better among science reporters.

Quote from the NY Times:

George C. Deutsch, the young presidential appointee at NASA who told public affairs workers to limit reporters’ access to a top climate scientist and told a Web designer to add the word “theory” at every mention of the Big Bang, resigned yesterday, agency officials said.

Not to get picky, but isn’t the “Big Bang” a theory? It makes sense to me and I assume it is correct, but has it moved from theory to “fact” while I wasn’t watching? Sorry, but I’ve become a skeptic about these things ever since I learned a low-fat diet isn’t necessarily more healthy than a regular diet.

The economics of small

The economics of small: I wish I could point to a free version of this story on page one of the Wall Street Journal.


While big newspaper companies are increasingly battling the Internet and other sources of information and advertising, small papers have been able to keep a hold on their markets, concentrating on local politics, sports and community events. Most rural areas don’t yet have the same access to the Web that urban markets do, protecting small papers, for now, from the Web competition that has hurt major papers. Circulation at many smaller papers is holding steady, even as their big-city brethren hemorrhage readers.</blockquote

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