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Old habits, dying hard…

From the afore-cited and ever-amusing Criggo.com (“Newspapers are going away. That’s too bad.”) TotH to Miss Cellania.

As we realize that it’s time to get to work on our New Year’s resolutions, we might pause to wish the happiest of birthdays to Samuel Langhorne Clemens, aka Mark Twain; he was born on this date in 1835 in Florida, Missouri.

Clemens began his career as a newspaper man– first as a typesetter, then as a reporter.  But he had no fear of new technologies:  he was the first author to submit a typewritten manuscript to his publisher.

photo by Matthew Brady

All the news, regardless of fit…


More arresting headlines and graphics here.

As we consider what we’re losing as newspapers fail, we might recall that it was on this date in 1970 that Harry A. Blackmun was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court.  A Nixon appointee, Blackmun authored the Roe vs. Wade decision, for which he became (in)famous.  He was more generally known for consistently casting votes on the side of the individual and individual liberties when pitted against government authority…

Harry Andrew Blackmun

Written by LW

May 12, 2009 at 1:01 am

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