The computer industry always promises us "standards"--but then proceeds to deliver hardware and software that just doesn't happen to work well with that of other manufacturers, or with previous versions of the same product.
Skeptics on America's Plans for CombatResponding to our Feb. 17 Special Report, "The War Plan," readers said they were unconvinced by the evidence presented to the United Nations by Secretary of State Colin Powell. "Do not confuse the messenger with the message," one declared. "Powell is eloquent, but his presence should not be misinterpreted as 'the case,' which must actually be made before such a horrific undertaking as war is pursued." Others worried about the damage the battle plan could...
Living With a Sniper in the BackyardReaders worried that our Oct. 21 cover, "The Tarot Card Killer," put the sniper in the spotlight. "Your cover story about the sniping attacks in D.C. was excellent," one said. "However, I wonder if the media are making things worse by publicizing these crimes." Many objected to the cover image--with what one called "its snappy graphics of red cross hairs" and a "creepy death card." Another asked, "Why not dub him 'The Pathetic Loser Who Can Only Express His...
The pork board keeps reminding Americans how lean pork is, and if you don't believe it, you should look at some pigs. An obvious place to begin is in northeastern Iowa, where a farmer named Gary Lynch keeps 100,000 or so hogs at any one time, spread out over six counties in vast steel sheds holding 1,000 animals each.
Responding to our cover story on Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh and the roots of evil, some readers said the convicted man should be put to death. "Die he certainly must," declared one, "if there is to be closure in this chapter of our history." But others expressed concern about capital punishment. "How is sitting down in a room and watching a man die any better than killing 168 people with a van full of explosives?" asked one.
Elegant even in her practice uniform of basic black, Michelle Kwan flashes across the ice with energy and grace. Despite the early hour and an audience of just three people, she floats through each jump; her glide is sublime, and she invests every spin and finger extension with emotion.
It's over, like a bad romance. your mother told you dot-coms were no good and would let you down hard, but you didn't believe her. Now you're singing the blues, with your beloved Yahoo, Priceline and iVillage down 85 percent or more in price.Will they, and you, ever relive that peak experience of a year ago?