A couple weeks ago I had the chance to see Deval Patrick, Democratic Primary Candidate for Governor in Massachusetts, speak at the Gloucester Stage Company on a remarkable Monday night.
The key to this piece is that mbair is not the blogger, they are just using the Dailykos tool for registered users to post their own material, and increasingly it is stuff like this, extended pieces, thoroughly researched, participatory journalism, including text, links to other material, photos and self created video.
Its the kind of stuff the news magazines might have done 20 or 30 years ago if they had multimedia; and its first class. If this is where our citizen media is taking us, I'm all for it.
I'm tidying up my presentation for the eHealth conference in hong Komng next month and its been fascinating to watch the pingpong between those who are grappling with the whole idea of genuine pandemic effects, and those for whom it is "business as usual, with problems".
• Operating monetary policy so as to maintain price stability; • Promoting the maintenance of a sound and efficient financial system; and • Meeting the currency needs of the public.
However, the breadth of its operations would be necessarily constrained to those activities deemed essential: • Provision of currency; • Continuing operation of ESAS, Austraclear, CLS and settlements; • Management of foreign reserves • Provision of liquidity to the banking system; • Oversight of financial markets; and • Continuing monetary policy and financial system advice.
Not a word about HSBC's plan to operate with 50% of its staff sick, dead or unable to get to work.
The SMH's economics guy Ross Gittins does some pretty good stuff on a regular basis, Howard's crossed line on Telstra is one of the best. He sets sail with this gem.
WHAT was that about the Howard Government being a great economic manager? It has stuffed up the sale of Telstra from the beginning and there's probably more disarray and disaffection to come. The root cause of its mismanagement of the telco is clear: its obsession with privatisation for its own sake.
And hammers pretty well every nail all the way in.
“As you bomb, you will be bombed; as you kill, you will be killed,” said one of the men on a “martyrdom” videotape, whose contents were described by a senior British official and a person briefed about the case.
As it happened, the police had been monitoring the apartment with hidden video and audio equipment. Not long after the tape was recorded that day, Scotland Yard decided to shut down what they suspected was a terrorist cell.
As I suggested in an earlier post, the British cops were over this like white on rice. These guys could not sneeze without a cop handing them a kleenex. So they decided, on the day the suicide videos were recorded, to shut it down.
In 2002 at a conference on the Gold Coast someone suggested that the best strategy would be for the telcos to buy up all the music produced by every music company on earth for a flat fee that would make the companies fat and happy. The being that the music business is a trivial proportion of the telco business.
The rationale was that artists and music companies would get their money and the telcos would get a nice little driver for bandwidth consumption and broadband uptake etc, while the kids would get all the music they could ever care about.
The only losers would be the legal eagles and nobody was going to make THAT case.