New Orleans

On Flickr right now, a wide array of photos from New Orleans and many other affected areas following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. In particular, have a look at this collection, amassed from various sources.

A post from Dave Winer: "On CNN, Aaron Brown asks what the city will look like when the water recedes. The correct answer … is that the water isn’t going to recede. The only way to get the water out of the city is to pump it out…" – consider this diagram (the cross-section, bottom right of the pic) to see why this comment is quite true.

Blogging in the mainstream

Last night at the cinema, a trailer was played for a movie called The Perfect Man. Remarkably, the trailer started with lead Hillary Duff writing an entry into her blog (the voiceover/narrative of the post began ‘Dear fellow bloggers…’). Yet another confirmation that the word blog has entered mainstream media.

I went to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by the way… quite good. Better than I thought it could be, but still basically a kid’s movie 🙂