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Corner Office - On Will Wright’s Team, Would You Be a Solvent, or the Glue? - Interview -
"There was a point a few years ago whenever somebody called a meeting that I had to attend, then whoever called the meeting had to pay me a dollar. And I got a lot of dollars that way. It did make them think twice about calling the meeting, even though it was only a dollar." Will Wright has a good point.
management  meetings  willwright  maxis  games  productivity  process  interview  nyt 
june 2009 by infovore
For Whiskey, Everything in Its Place - The Pour Blog -
"...after careful consideration [the editors in charge of style guidelines at the NYT] decided to alter our style. As of now, the spelling whisky will be used not only for Scotch but for Canadian liquor as well. The spelling whiskey will be used for all appropriate liquors from other sources." As it should be.
writing  language  nyt  journalism  whisky  english  style  spelling 
february 2009 by infovore
The Buzzwords of 2008 -
"Picking out political buzzwords from 2008 is like shooting moose in a pigpen. The fundamentals were so dizzyingly strong, it could be tough to keep them all straight." Good selection, though, both political and non.
society  language  type  nyt  jargon  words  slang  buzzwords 
december 2008 by infovore
Announcing the New York Times Campaign Finance API - Open - Code - New York Times Blog
"The upcoming presidential election has seen record fund-raising by the candidates and a host of new donors. Now we want our users to be able to analyze and reuse some of the data we’ve been looking at while reporting on the campaign."
api  election  campaign  politics  america  newyorktimes  nyt  webservices 
october 2008 by infovore
The New York Times > Opinion > Image >
Lovely infographic from the NYT about being exposed to D&D early in life.
d&d  infographic  nyt  newyorktimes  funny 
march 2008 by infovore

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