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Archive for January, 2004

Above the brim

January 26th, 2004

Way back in May, The New York Times reported that the trucker hat had officially become uncool. “When tourists from Virginia are buying them at flea markets on Broadway,” one hipster was quoted as saying, “it’s not really our thing anymore.”

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CES 2004: The Rise of the Marketers

January 22nd, 2004

The Consumer Electronics Show! Mecca to gadgeteers and the mother of all trade shows. Over the years, and there have been about 30 of them, and CES has evolved from the place where alarm clock makers showed off how they were able to cram a radio into something, to the place where Gates himself shows up to announce his latest plans to attempt more takeover of the world.

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I Called You At 3AM!: The Celebratory Nature of News

January 22nd, 2004

I first noticed it at what I think was a Kwanzaa party. Having trouble keeping myself amused, I had started quizzing those holding drinks and soon discovered that everyone there was kind of “into” news and recent events.

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