14 Sep

MetaFilter has been so busy over the last couple of days that I missed this link when it was first posted. It shows copies of the front pages of many of the special edition “extras” that newspapers published on Tuesday. It’s interesting to compare and contrast. The most common headlines appear to have been “Terror” and “America Under Attack,” in 60-72 point type.

I hope if I ever have to see a headline that large again, it will say “M’s Win Series!” Or, far better, “PEACE.”

14 Sep

I just saw a fighter jet overhead.

We live under the Sea-Tac flight path (and up the hill from Boeing Field). We are used to flight noise. But, even with flights beginning to happen again, it’s been awfully quiet. So quiet that when I heard this plane, I ran out into the other room to watch. But it wasn’t a nice, reassuring, Boeing 747 passenger plane. (I haven’t seen one of those yet.)

Perhaps I should be reassured by the military plane up there. Somehow, I don’t think I am.

14 Sep

As some of you know, I was an infographic artist for a daily newspaper a few years ago. So I’m more than a little interested in the infographic archive at nixlog. It’s a collection of infographics describing Tuesday’s terrorist attack. My favorite so far is this Dutch one, which is also available in Spanish. Everyone and anyone have linked to it, but if you haven’t seen it yet, it’s really an impressive Flash animation. It does an excellent job of illustrating the facts.

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