Wag the Valley

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

Geez, ValleyWag has been good lately.

Six Effects of Eric Schmidt Joining Apple’s Board, including Cloud of Smug.

The pointer to the great story about, Oregon.

Pointing to a disappointing but telling photo from the Women 2.0 pool party. It’s nice to have a visual to go with my words when I write about the new Web 2.0 and women.

The best FOOCamp Poll ever.


Unequal and poor

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

Two excellent from Sour Duck:

21st Century Employment: For Many it’s all work, no benefits which is disturbingly true.

Links to stories related to August 26, Women’s Equality Day. I don’t, and won’t, celebrate any holiday which promotes the belief that women are ‘equal’. The day celebrates women getting the vote in the United States, but that doesn’t mean we’ve achieved equality.


Cool baby

Today dawned unseasonably cool, which meant wonderfully comfortable. I grabbed my camera and headed to the zoo to meet the new baby elephant, Maliha, a name that supposedly means “strong” and “beautiful”.

I don’t think I’ve ever been in the midst of a group in as good a mood as the those who were at the zoo today. I stopped to look at some pink flowers, and a mother with her two small kids stopped and said she thought they were lilacs. At the elephant compound, mothers and fathers were trying to make a path through their kids so that I could get closer to take photos–even going so far as to point out where the baby was, and did I catch it doing such and such?

I think it was the cooler weather–it really was an awful summer. I also think it’s my miracle 70-200 mm vr lens. People are friendlier and more accommodating when I use the Big Lens. I don’t mind it; in fact, I like it. It’s really nice to chat with a group of people, as we look at a baby elephant romping about or another elephant rocking from stress because the weather is changing.