…and one you should see.

1. Ed Cone’s Rewiring our minds, for better or worse, is his weekend column in the Greensboro News & Record and also one of the most cogent responses yet to Nick Carr’s much-discussed Atlantic piece, Is Google making us stupid?

2. Yanks Thump Sox isn’t what you think: it’s the funniest and best-written paean to copy editors that I’ve ever read. Thank you, Gene Weingarten for an enjoyable read with a serious message.

3. John Hassell’s crowdstatus.com mashup of Twitter feeds from journalists is a treasure. Sure, there are some now-I’m-doing-my-nails tweets in there, but there are also links to a lot of good stuff, some nice thoughts on the trade and much of the type of stuff you would expect journalists to be discussing. As I told John (via Twitter, of course) for the first time in many, many years I’ve decided on a web browser start page that’s something other than “blank page.”

That last one — the one to see — is yet another example of how tools that are set loose on the world get adapted to smart purposes by smart people.

(For that matter, crowdstatus itself is pretty cool, allowing you to mix-and-match your own collection of Twitter feeds in an attractive and easy-to-read format.


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