Blog Focus on Tech Glitches, Delays, and Layoffs
Blog Focus is Technorati's daily roundup of the top stories as told by the bloggers of the world. Each day a handful of posts, no matter how popular or nascent, will be selected by editors to portray a general unscientific reaction to discussion points around the 'Net.
The blogs don't mean to bring you down, honest. They want to be perky and happy and not unload the problems of the world on you. However, sometimes they need to just tell you what's going on, right? That's part of a relationship. Sharing the good and the bad.
So don't pack up your Voltron miniatures collection and head for the door quite yet; the blogs are just the messenger, y'know? Trust there will be good news tomorrow. Probably.
• Chicago Breaking News Center —O'Hare International Airport has computer problems this morning with flight plans along with airports across the country. Everything's being done by hand, so expect delays for all your flights today.
• MediaMemo — Peter Kafka reports that 2,500 people will be leaving AOL by hook or by crook starting December 4th. "Volunteers" will be taken first and then the rest by layoffs.
• AppleInsider — Neil Hughes reports good news! Condé Nast is already planning on a version of Wired magazine for rumored Apple tablet production. Of course, then he has to report bad news that one occasionally-reliable publication claims the tablet will now come out in Q3 2010. Way to bum us out, Neil.
• Gizmodo — Many Windows versions are now banned from sale in China because of an intellectual property slapfest about two Chinese-language fonts as noted by Rosa Golijan. But hey... good news is that people were actually buying Windows legally, right? Right?
• CrunchGear — Only one way to get happy now: flip through the Portable Media Player gift guide and dream. Ah, capitalism... you make it all better.