Judge Tosses $30M Suit Against MySpace

“MySpace knows its Web site is a playground for sexual predators. Because of that, MySpace should be doing some very basic safety precautions.” In a statement, MySpace officials applauded the judge’s decision that the company isn’t responsible for “wrongdoing committed by individuals who visit our site.” The lawsuit was brought by the Austin girl, who alleges that Pete Solis, of Buda, lied in his MySpace profile about being a high…

A Note of Recognition for: Filmation's ''Star Trek'' Animators

Even if the animation of Star Trek was limited, it becomes clear that the creativity of the animators working under such conditions was not. In fact, there are more than a few instances where the animators managed to turn their weaknesses into strengths in some unexpected ways. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the tricks of the trade that Filmation animators used throughout the Star Trek…

Should reporters learn shorthand for notes?

I mourn the great quotes I’ve lost to indecipherable notes and the quotes abandoned when speakers simply outran my note-taking ability. And it’s not just me being left in the dust by fast talkers. When I peer over a reporter’s shoulder at some freshly recorded notes, the mess I see never inspires confidence. Yes, a tape recorder can help. But try juggling tapes for three multi-source stories, all of which…