Friday, February 18, 2000

Feb 18 2000

The cherish’d fields
Put on their winter robe of purest white.
‘Tis brightness all; save where the new snow melts
Along the mazy current.
— James Thomson (1700–1748), The Seasons: Winter

An ice storm has invaded the D.C. area. Most of the roads are drivable, but the trees’ nude branches are shining with newly-formed ice. And, of course, the ever-present Virginia red clay is staining sneakers as we I type this.

I came across an interesting website, if a bit heavy-handed: MutantWatch. What do you think about this growing problem?

Two more photos on You Must Be Kidding Me: Bill Gates and some guy lighting a bunch of candles. Post away!

Also, check out the latest Cool SF news.

Brennen also mentioned Peanut Press, which is trying to sell e-books. That’s right; books that are electronic-only, and which you can download to any Palm device. Excellent idea, and they’re offering actual, current books, but they’re expensive: seven bucks for an average book. I don’t know about you, I’m not about to pay about as much as I pay for an actual paperback (which won’t accidentally get deleted).

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