Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Friday, December 03, 2004

The Day After

So yeah, my birthday was fun if exhausting; thanks to everyone who sent their lovely wishes in the last comment section. Apparently two Signs of the Apocalypse also happened yesterday - Brian Williams took over as anchor of NBC Nightly News as his bosses promised that he'd cater to a "red-state world" even though that mentality is in the vast global minority (possibly even within this country itself, if one believes the myriad accusations of Republicans cheating "Ukraine-style" to win last month's election); and Microsoft launched their blogging tool, Spaces, which potentially means even people like my parents will soon be blogging. Although, given how many folks are probably on MSN via dial-up, I'm not exactly holding my breath. By the way, I read about both these items (the Frank Rich article and the MSN thing) via BoingBoing, which decries both MSN's censorship and terms of use, which seems pretty harsh compared to Blogger's terms (which allow members to retain copyright and responsibility for their content).