The Dvorak Keyboard

I’ve heard from several friends who spotted me in the Wall Street Journal today. It was just a tiny mention in an article about the Dvorak keyboard, an ergonomic alternative to the common “Qwerty” layout that you probably use.

Continue Reading

Playboy likes True

If you made it to this page after reading about This is True in Playboy, you’ve at least proven that you do read the articles! This is True is the thinking person’s humor publication, just as Playboy might be considered the thinking person’s men’s magazine. We humbly believe Playboy agrees, since This is True and/or I have now been featured in their pages four five six times (no pictures, thankfully).

Continue Reading

Professional Thieves

The 11 December issue was reruns from 1995 since I was down with the flu. One of those stories was this one (which dealt with trying to embarrass journalists into better writing so there aren’t so many errors in the paper). It was only the second “rerun column” ever in 11-1/2 years of weekly True issues.

Continue Reading

Textbook Case

Today’s mail brought a copy of the third edition of a college textbook, Computers in Your Future. It has a brief case study on one new trend enabled by the Internet: email publishing, using This is True as its example.

Continue Reading

Hail to the Press

This Just In got its first truly major press coverage this week — with a nice nod in Newsweek‘s 11 November issue, in their new “Cyberscope” section.

Continue Reading