Simon Willison’s Weblog

Friday, 16th July 2004

Wired News: Searching for The New York Times. Opinion piece on how registration and paid archives are crippling the New York Times. # 9:12 pm

News site registration

The single hottest topic in the online news industry at the moment is that of required registration. A number of large news sites (the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune) have moved to this model, and many local newspapers are following suit.

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Learning Python As You Go. Ryan Tomayko on language learning approaches. # 7:49 am

Iraqi women beg to be killed as American soldiers sodomize their children. The most upsetting MetaFilter thread I’ve ever read. # 6:12 am

Processing XML with JavaScript. My notes on Sarissa and Mozilla’s XML Extras. # 5:08 am

PHP 5 Object References. Mind the gotchas! # 3:58 am