Friday, September 23, 2005

Rita notes 6:30 am

Live blogging is a lot of fun, but I have to get ready to go to work.

After doing this for a couple of hours, I can relate to the news people who have to live their lives in a sequence of passing moments, all of which are going to be instantly "old news" the moment they happen. It's rather like driving a new car off the parking lot, the most expensive ride that any car owner can take. As soon as you take delivery of a new car, you become the owner of a second-hand car...with you as the first owner. That's the way it is reporting news. the chances that anybody will ever revisit what you have reported are remarkably slim. Once or twice in a lifetime you might be at the right place at the right time to capture some really important the crashing of the Hindenburg or the shooting of someone important. But those moments are few and far between...

Have a good day.

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