Mid-term is not just a busy, busy time for students, but I’ve survived it and now need to catch up on the blogging. Some of these are a day or two old; there may be bonus squibs later today as I clear out the aggregator:

  • How bloggers blog in Cuba. An interesting post on how bloggers operate in a country that controls public speech and that has a tiny internet footprint.
  • WireTap Studio: Lossless Editing and Real-Time Audio Preview. I’ve always like the Mac recording program WireTap (mostly for recording streaming audio for later listening). The new version, with lossless editing, looks even better. At $69 US, it seems worth adding to the toolkit.
  • Futurists envision the newspaper in 2020. Predicting what the newspaper will look like in 10 years has always been a mug’s gam, but sometimes you’ll find interesting ideas buried in the blue-sky predicitions. Includes this, “…the core competency of news and newspaper publishers of the future will consist of generating content from highly efficient networks, technically process and manage them via networks and continuously or at regular intervals disseminate these contents through a multitude of channels,” which suggests the final piece could benefit from the touch of a good rewrite person.
  • Future to Newspapers: Jump in the river. Some of the most interesting thinking about newspaper — ike the idea of the newsriver — is happening outside the walls of the tent. Publishers and editors might want to peek out the door every once in a while to take a reading. Dave Winer has more.
  • Evening paper shows council meetings live online. In Britain. Interesting.
  • Electronic Paper’s Past and Future. E-paper has become one of those, “Yeah, Show me,” things: oft-promised as coming, never quite near. This is a good piece on where we really stand. Via SlashDot.