Re: your December 29–January 4 issue. A ray of sanity slashed the gloom here in Michigan when I read that the Weekly had recognized the courageous U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens as its Person of the Year. I say this particularly after TheNew York Times has just cited a Michigan poll which purports that its citizens “support” W. as their president. Strangely, I am unaware of this reported position among anyone I meet. Perhaps the count was curtailed à la Florida mode!
It’s nice to see the support for Justice Stevens. Unfortunately, prior to the election I had to suffer through the Weekly’s constant Gore bashing and Nader praise. In light of the results, it would seem reasonable to take some responsibility for the Green endorsement.
Why did you (already some months ago) strip your coverage of computer/Internet issues down to the questionable Sitegeist, which may be entertaining for some people with too much time on their hands, but is devoid of any hard, useful information? I’m aware that technology coverage is not L.A.-specific (but then, neither is Sitegeist) and is readily available elsewhere, especially on the Net. But I don’t always get around to checking out all the techie sites, though I read L.A. Weekly regularly. Those articles were always good as an intro into some relevant information-technology issue that people might want to explore further on the Net. Seems to me like you’ve thrown out the baby and kept the dirty bath water.