February 24, 2012 Leave a comment
Three news items of note…
Google has agreed to a add a “Do Not Track” button to the Safari browser. Any privacy protection they give us is, like this, going to come from being pressured.
progressive politics and regressive entertainment. like peanut and butter.
January 6, 2012 7 Comments
My mother sent me a link to the Guardian newspaper article which reports that JK Rowling once considered killing off Ron Weasley. I had always assumed that there was an unwritten contract between Rowling and her readers that the Big Three of Harry, Hermione, and Ron were all untouchable. From the sounds of it, that was indeed the case, but Rowling contemplated breaking that contract. Rowling says she thought of killing Ron out of spite, because she “wasn’t in a very happy place,” but the article doesn’t delve into that more intriguing backstory.