Wired 12.04: VIEW Quickie interview with the head of NYT Digital on the rise of blogs as a legitimate format, not a fad.
An insider’s review of research associated with blogs, blogging, and the growth of blogging. Short story: Of the 126 million people online, there are a lot reading weblogs regularly (11% of users), and a growing number (8.8 Million) writing them. This is an important dynamic on the web, not a fad or phenomenon. (see also: Pew’s “Content Creation Online“)
I had a good weekend of cycling, and after a couple days of recovery, I’m getting ready to have a hard week of training. I need more sleep, need to eat better, etc.
Mileage to date: about 1500 miles
This really shouldn’t come as a surprise, but Jeff Tweedy has entered rehab for an addiction to painkillers. Anyone who has seen Wilco or Tweedy live could have seen the signs in the performance. Evidently he has problems with migraines. Hmm. I just hope he gets some help, if for no other reason than the fact that he’s got a couple kids. In the meantime, you can listen to Wilco’s new album live on the net and remind yourself why, in 25 years, Tweedy will be remembered as one of the best of his generation (or any, for that matter).
I’ve got three more months until I leave for France. I really need to bear down now and focus on getting in shape. No more donuts, a little less beer, a lot more riding.
Interviewer: Eddie, how do you get to be so good on the bike?
Eddie Merckkx: Ride lots