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One Note per Post?

Friday,  04/04/03  10:19 AM

I tend to post daily smorgasbords of comments on a variety of subjects.  A visitor suggested that I break each subject into a separate post.  What do you think?

One post per subject, please.

Keep doing what you're doing.

total votes = 20

  (ended 04/11/03)


Friday,  04/04/03  11:31 AM

Michael Steinberger in Slate: Wines that Can Start a Fight.  A nice discussion about French Burgundy.  But more important than the flavor or bouquet of a particular appallation, why buy French Burgundy?  There are plenty of great pinot noirs from California, Oregon, Washington, and New York, not to mention Britain (yes, they have some decent Pinots) and Australia.

Drinking French wine is like wearing real fur - politically unacceptable.


Friday,  04/04/03  11:35 PM

People can say what they like about the progress of the war, but after only two weeks the allies are in Baghdad.  Coalition forces have lost 84 people, and by Iraqi government estimates 453 Iraqi civilians have been killed.  This is a huge military success.  There has never been anything to compare with this in terms of the military achievement vs. the lives lost.

SARS is getting more serious.  The American Association for Cancer Research has canceled their annual meeting scheduled for next week in Toronto due to SARS.  (There have been 150 cases and seven confirmed deaths due to SARS in the Toronto area.)  That's 16,000 high-powered cancer researchers, not going to their most important conference.   { Aperio was planning to exhibit at this show. }

Wow.  Sony is developing a TV which will play video streams from home networks.  Of course they are.


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