Saturday, January 22, 2005

The NYT has some great articles today--an interview with Foreman on his upcoming "retirement" (he's apparently shifting to more multimedia, so don't get your panties in a twist) and a lovely interview with Mark Russell. I met Mark in December 2003, and he helped get All Stories Are Fiction underway at PS122, even though his time there was ending--he's a fascinating man well worth his salt.
From a link sent in by a reader:
The post-holiday shopping lull seems a good time to check the corner of Inc.'s Web site where the Seattle online retailer stashes information on the collective buying habits of employees at particular companies and residents of specific cities. Local lists reveal some interesting purchases.
And what of Amazon itself? What are workers at the e-commerce giant reading? On the company's own bestseller list, along with lots of Web-development tomes, is former employee Mike Daisey's scathing book "21 Dog Years: Doing Time @" Also: "Programming Interviews Exposed: Secrets to Landing Your Next Job," by John Mongan and Noah Suojanen. --Puget Sound Business Journal
I don't normally point these things out about Amazon anymore (see dead horses, beating) but sometimes it's just unavoidable.

More on birthdays, birthings and assorted pleasures soon--still recovering from last night's festivities, and have another show in under three hours. Off to work!

PS: Enjoy the snow in NYC...I don't much care for the killer cold, but man do I like a good snowstorm. Have fun!