Friday, December 19, 2008

more Bill Strickland

Well, the hits are pouring in here apparently because the dissolution of the Burgh Report has risen to 'breaking' news....

Just so readers passing through have something constructive to read. This is nothing new to anyone in town, but new in something called Format magazine is: Bill Strickland : Rebuilding America, one slideshow at a time. Still worth watching even though it is from a year or so ago. The Youtube they highlight is Strickland's talk at last years TED conference. If you don't know who Bill is, you really want to watch the video.

I do have a question though. This isn't a comment about Mr. Burgher at all, but if it makes sense to be reporting the coming and goings of Pittsburgh bloggers, why is there so little reporting on what journalists down at the PG have taken the retirement offer that was on the table. I know, or at the very least can speak for myself, that folks want to know that bit of news. A lot of PG readers want to know who they will not be hearing from in the future. I bet there are readers have been following some local journalists for decades and are kind of left hanging. I know it's a painful bit of news, but it's still news.


update: just a suggestion for my friends down at the PG. You all need to put up a map of where your online readers are from. Up to 300 hits in the last few hours referencing the link in Roddy's article and they are from some amazingly far flung places. I am not sure I believe this one, but according to my hit counter there was just someone reading from:

"Alaska, Wasilla, United States, 0 returning visit"

No joke. Will the reader from Wasilla please identify themselves? Could there really be a diasporan in Wasilla that nobody found to interview during the presidential campaign?


Blogger Bram Reichbaum said...

I thought Bill Strickland was a fictional character from the FOX program King of the Hill.

Saturday, December 20, 2008 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous zinelae said...

Yeah, what is it with the PG running a story every time a blog goes down? Two thoughts: lame attempt to appeal to younger readers, and haunting the local blogs is Dennis' pet project.

Long live Null Space!

Also, I don't think it's so unusual that your PG-directed hits are coming from all over. After all, if you're in Pittsburgh you're still more likely to read the hard copy, but outside of town ... you know?

Saturday, December 20, 2008 1:24:00 PM  
Blogger Bram Reichbaum said...

"lame attempt to appeal to younger readers"

Goodness knows, you shouldn't try to do anything like that!

Sunday, December 21, 2008 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous MH said...

The really frightening thing about Pittsburgh is that it is the only place outside of Florida where I can walk around a store and feel like I would count as "young."

Sunday, December 21, 2008 3:21:00 PM  

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