Saturday, April 20, 2013

In the morning Chronicle

Two stories of special note:
--disturbing story on avalanche of inaccurate news coming from social media during Boston manhunt, much of it picked up by traditional media. Never in history has so much misinformation been so widely distributed so quickly. Not a good trend in a culture that prefers easy answers to complicated facts.
--long story on Cal-Stanford 119th dual track meet, one of only four left in country with history of at least 75 years. (UCLA-USC is another.) I loved these in my college track days. Cal Tech v. Harvey Mudd! These have become too inefficient in our era of corporate sports. Another high value becoming lost in our emerging suicidal culture.

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