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Monday, October 06, 2003

Monday October 6, 2003 The godmice are back. In the background of "The Caterpillar on the Leaf," that is. I've now figured out why they're needed.

The major characters' self-definitions include ability to predict the future accurately. Animals different from anything on Earth, interacting with humans, are going to have enough influence on the human society to throw off predictions.

George Price cartoon: Man watching tv while listening to the radio and reading a newspaper. His wife is telling a neighbor "And every hour on the half hour, those damn carrier pigeons!"

Some information junkies on the web seem at least as dedicated.

"All Consuming is a website that watches weblogs for books that they're talking about, and displays the most popular ones on an hourly basis."

"The core function of Weblogs.Com is a list of weblogs that have changed in the last three hours. This information is also available in XML."

"This is Sarah Chauncey's Futuristic Book Club page. It is an automated weblog generated by All Consuming that watches what people are saying about the books that Sarah is reading. Whenever someone (pretty much anywhere on the web... not just at All Consuming) mentions a book that Sarah is reading, this page gets updated with a URL and an excerpt (if we can find one)."

What else are people checking this frequently on the web?

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