March 04, 2006
In honor of Markos (of DailyKos fame) coming to Texas for SxSW, I'd just like to note that - while blogging may be many things - when blogging has been coopted by AT&T advertising (see, e.g., the billboard on East 610) it is no longer cutting edge or revolutionary.
Posted by Jim Dallas on March 04, 2006 to Blog stuff
Hey, no fair. What's the billboard look like?
It's a big green billboard north of I-10, and it says "Blogging Delivered," with the O in blogging replaced by the AT&T logo.
Thanks. Methinks it's too obscure for my understanding. What's AT&T got to do with blogging, the casual driver might ask (once he/she got past "what's blogging?").
Also lest we forget...
Phone giants mum on spying
In past, industry has cooperated with U.S.
By Jon Van
Tribune staff reporter
Published December 29, 2005
In the days following revelations that the Bush administration ordered the National Security Agency to spy on domestic telephone and Internet communications without a court order, one involved party has remained silent.
The nation's telephone giants--which control the data pipelines--have neither commented on nor denied their reported participation, nor have they reacted to the charge that they may have been complicit in violating privacy rights.
But historically the telecom companies have cooperated with the government on wholesale wiretapping, and the Bush administration's anti-terrorism programs appear to be no exception.
Without commenting directly on a classified topic, industry officials--when asked--suggested that they would not stand in the way of a request for help.