HP begins TouchPad clearance with $99 fire sale

The day I got my Seton Hill iPad, I put my Palm Pilot back into its box. I didn’t even bother to synch it one last time. I’d been a committed Palm user since about 1997 — longer than I’ve been blogging. If I ever noticed that Hewlett Packard bought out Palm, I’d completely forgotten about it. The world’s largest PC maker announced Thursday that it would discontinue the webOS…

“Look lives”: Eroding journalistic integrity one hit at a time?

If you watch the news, you’ve probably seen a “look live”. That news-speak term means a reporter who appears to be live in the field, but was taped doing the introduction to their story, or sometimes their throw back to the newsroom or a different type of seemingly live hit, well before the show is aired. In fact, look lives make up a much larger quotient of airtime than actual…

Photographer Says No To Senior Pictures For Bullying Students – High School Playbook – Main News Story – WTAE Pittsburgh

Freelance photographer Jen McKendrick won’t take pictures of “ugly people” — that is, the high school bullies who were doing what bullies do on Facebook. “If you are ugly on the inside,” says McKendrick, “I’m sorry but I won’t take your photos to make you look pretty on the outside!” A WTAE-TV article explains it thus: McKendrick said she saw four high school seniors bullying other kids on an anonymous Facebook page…