WSJ: In Glum Times, Repair Shops Hum — Economic fears are driving a resurgence for repairmen.
AllThingsDigital: IPod to Reach Out and Touch Someone — Skype and other alternatives to the iPod Touch
Calculated Risk: GDP Report: The Good News — Although Q1 GDP was very negative due to the sharp investment slump (this was expected, see: Q1 GDP will be Ugly), the decline in Q1 was weighted towards lagging sectors.
BoingBoing: Clay Shirky Debunks the WSJ’s “Bloggers For Hire” Feature — Continued dissection of WSJ’s America’s Newest Profession: Bloggers for Hire
There was no way to rescue this piece, since the argument rests on incorrect extrapolations from selective readings of suspect data; the Wall Street Journal should be embarrassed to have published it. (The dispositive critique of the “Bloggers: Livin’ Large!” meme remains Chris Anderson’s Don’t Quit Your Day Job, useful as an antidote now.)