medianomics far and near
Then if you have noticed the PG now going into video classifieds... here is a post explaining a bit more on Alan Jacobsen whose business it is producing that service for newspapers. The PG btw has broken into the list of top 30 newspaper web sites for the first time... first I know of at least. By size of MSA (which isn't the media market I do know), Pittsburgh is the smallest market represented on that list.
Speaking of video in the traditional ink media. I really am curious.. does anyone regularly watch the daily video news that is put up by the Pittsburgh Business Times? Wherever it is originating from that is. Also, PBT has a story relevant to the issue I mentioned of digital TV conversion. They report on a study saying that Pittsburgh is relatively prepared for the digital switchover.
Look out below... see the tiff that has sprung up between CP's CP and former Burghopolitan Rich Florida. First what was in the City Paper's new online political column Slag Heap, and RF's reply.
and completely non sequitur... but you may notice that the blog world is again recirculating a supposed "letter to America" from John Cleese with his explanation that the Queen is revoking the Declaration of Independence and repatriating the US. One problem is that the first version of the letter was years ago and even then its attribution to John Cleese is an urban legend. But with everything there is a Pittsburgh angle. One part of letter explains:
You will learn that the suffix ‘burgh’ is pronounced ‘burra’; you may elect to spell Pittsburgh as ‘Pittsberg’ if you find you simply can’t cope with correct pronunciation.That logic of course does not recognize the presence of "L's" in "North Versailles" either. Thank goodness for Phonics. Speaking of which, I have been told to apologize to the pothole-deities for making light of their power. A