Over the next few days, I'm going to be re-editing a few of these pieces, although you won't know it. What I'm going to be doing is re-jigging the hot links on the books and records I've mentioned since I made my deal with Amazon. The book links will now be directed to Powell's Books and the records to Barnes & Noble.
The reason for this is the recent revelation that Amazon was, for reasons known only to itself, a heavy contributor to the Bush campaign. I find this upsetting, and yet I think that it's only fair to put my money where my mouth is. And for reasons of customs and import duty, I still have to do my online purchasing from Amazon UK, where I still maintain a want-list. Still, I understand that the various Amazon "stores" have a certain amount of autonomy.
Meanwhile, our hard-working technical crew (aka Jon, who also takes part in a fantastic blog which just won a major award, WorldChanging, which I commend to your attention), is busily re-jiggering the design and technical underpinnings, including Trackback capability, maybe. Whatever that is.
According to the statistics, there are fewer than 200 of you out there reading this stuff, but that's no reason to slack off. I've enjoyed this exercise so far (for those of you who weren't aware, 99% of these entries are written, edited, and posted in 60 minutes or less), and I'm looking forward to continuing it in the new year.