The world according to Sven-S. Porst
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Just some links and grumpiness to accompany them.
The Guardian about change in broadsheets. While I don't know the situation a few decades ago, I don't think they're right. There are many things wrong with British broadsheets these days. My pet peeves being: Too much text carrying too little content and too many quotes. Too little international coverage. This may have increased, but so have our lives become more global. Too many photos – photos can be essential for articles and add to their message, but those photos are not the millionth photo of Tony Blair or the zillionth photo of some minor celebrities. Did I mention an obsession with celebrities? And, I absolutely hate how they start articles on the front page, only to make you continue reading somewhere else in the paper after a few lines.
They also claim there's no competition in Germany, which I don't quite understand. In my understanding of the word, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Frankfurter Rundschau, FAZ, Die Welt, (Swiss) Neue Zürcher Zeitung and our lovely taz will pass as nationally available broadsheets. Add to that many local dalies and the yellow press. Perhaps the yellow press is lacking competition with the notorious Bild being the only nationwide paper I'm aware of. But I haven't researched this and it wasn't the point of the original article anyway.
Keywords in Safari – needs a little manual tweaking, but is a nice thing to have. What a shame that quite a few sites don't encode their search requests in URLs.
Found at the same site as the previous link – a feed for Versiontracker. I'm not sure I like it, though as it immediately littered NWW's 'New Headlines' section and Watson does (almost) as well.
October 21, 2003, 1:33
A better feed for version tracker can be found at:
See their full list of feeds at:
October 21, 2003, 7:01
Thanks for the hint.
Still clutters my aggregator, though ;)
October 21, 2003, 19:47