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Thu, Nov 04 2004

More Electronic Voting Woes: UniLect Corporation

After their votes being lost November 2 we'll probably be able to add several thousand angry voters in North Carolina to those pesky "pounders and screamers" Jack Gerbel, UniLect company president, seems to have had such harsh words for.

posted at: 14:42 | category: /Politics | link to this entry


The breaking news stance that some bloggers adopted on November 2 might cause a few of them to eat a little humble pie, but my guess is that the majority of bloggers wouldn't have done their reporting any other way. Traditional media reporting was a bit more tame this year after past criticism that media announced election winners too quickly, sometimes getting results very wrong. Now I'm wondering if the attention blogs got for doing the same thing in this election will result in traditional media jumping back into the game next time. And humble pie isn't too hard to swallow when that next urge to get a scoop makes it an a la mode kind of experience.

posted at: 08:47 | category: /Writing Life | link to this entry

A Computer Purchase That Helps You And Also Helps Seniors

If you're shopping for used computers and components in Santa Cruz County and are on a limited budget or you just want to spend your money where it will do some good for someone else, check out Computer Outfitters. The store is run by the volunteers of California Grey Bears, an organization which assists seniors. They get fresh merchandise in almost every weekday, and both personnel and prices are friendly. The store is located at 2710 Chanticleer Avenue in Santa Cruz and is open 9a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Just look for the blue building on the property. While you're there, ask them to tell you more about all the great things the California Grey Bears do in the community. If you have questions you can call 831-479-1055.

posted at: 07:53 | category: /Miscellaneous | link to this entry

Ashcroft Passing The Torch?

All I can think of to say is that we're exhausted too, Mr. Ashcroft. We're exhausted too.

posted at: 07:36 | category: /Politics | link to this entry

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