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Month: March 2007 (Page 1 of 2)

I did it in my head!

Last night Clara was working on her homework, part of which involved math problems — simple addition. (Math homework! In kindergarten! But that’s another post.) 2+2, 2+3, 6+0, etc. Karen set her up with a handful of clementines on the table and her homework folder.… Read the rest

2,714 unread messages.

That’s what my inbox contained on my first day of work at Wired News. My inbox had been open for less than 2 weeks prior to my start date, so that represents about 10 days’ worth of mail, of which only one message was directed at me specifically (that I know of — I didn’t read them all).… Read the rest

Font haiku contest.

Someone has made a documentary about Helvetica. Yes, the font. In its honor they’re holding a haiku contest. Two of my favorite things — haiku and fonts — wrapped up in a third favorite thing — a contest. Ooh! I can hardly contain myself.… Read the rest

Fame! I wanna live forever!

FOLIO magazine logoOK, forgive the cheesy 80’s TV show reference, but I couldn’t resist using it to announce that not one, but two of the online events I produced while at PC Magazine have won FAME awards from Folio Magazine. As the announcement states, “10 gold winners were chosen from more than 150 entries from consumer, b-to-b, association, and city and regional magazines that have created innovative, revenue-generating and brand-building events” in 2007.… Read the rest

My new job at Wired News.

I started a new job this week, as business editor at Wired News, the online arm of Wired magazine. I couldn’t be more thrilled about this new assignment. I’ll be responsible for the web site’s business and gadgets coverage, including overseeing the blogs Gadget Lab and Epicenter.… Read the rest

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