laurence turner

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Brooklyn Follies

For the 17 Nets fans still left out there (including yours truly), our friend, Dave D’Alessandro, tells the gawd-awful truth about the plight of the New Jersey Nets: West coast trip brings week of reckoning for NJ Nets and coach Lawrence Frank, (nj.com). A team that only a few years ago was a regular playoff contender has been turned into a laughing stock by an owner with an agenda but no clue. He bought the team as the jewel in the crown of his real estate empire, and in the end destroyed the crown, jewels and all.

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tales from the deep

Deep Thinkers, guardian.co.uk / Our Dwindling Email Privacy, harpers.org / Nick Park, guardian.co.uk / OMG Ponies (Aka Humanity: Epic Fail), msmvps.com, via Hacker News / Sports Ratings Records and what it tells us about the internet, blogmaverick.com / A Public can talk to itself: why the future of news is pretty clear, codybrown.name / also, Cody Brown’s new project, kommons / and, Rebooting the News #31, Dave Winer and Jay Rosen talking with Cody Brown. / Clay Shirky: Let a thousand flowers bloom to replace newspapers; don’t build a paywall around a public good, niemanlab.org / Emma And Elena, Exposing The Sex Trade, npr.org / Explosive Evolution, courier-journal.com / We’re rich. You’re not. End of story., nytimes.com / Did Cheney Lie to the Plame Prosecutors?, harpers.org /

Filed under: news, politics, science, sports, tech

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