Links for November 10th

  • Nieman Reports: A Local Newspaper Endures a Stormy Backlash
    This is the story of how the tiny Idaho Falls Post Register bravely uncovered a series of cases of pedophiles acting as leaders in area Boy Scout troops, as told by the managing editor of the paper. In the face of an angry public very much in denial and personal embarrassment heaped on the reporter (a closeted gay man, he was outed), they pushed on, eventually getting state law changed to help the victims and and winning the Scripps Howard First Amendment prize.
  • Bret Victor: A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design
    Whether or not you care about the phrase "interaction design," you'll probably be interested in these thoughts about the poverty of our methods of interfacing with gizmos when compared with the rest of our interactions with the world.
  • Food Safety News: Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn’t Honey
    Anything related to honey is filtered out of most honey, leaving a sugar solution. Why? In part because it allows Chinese businesses to dump their antibiotics-laced honey on the U.S. market without any pollen left that would allow the honey to be IDd as Chinese. If you want real honey, just buy it from a local producer or from a health food store.

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2 replies on “Links for November 10th”

  1. I highly recommend Hungry Hill Farm honey, collected in nearby Shipman. The honey has a wonderful flavor and is quite reasonably priced.

    The best honey I ever tasted comes from a honey bee sanctuary in Floyd. If you ever get the chance to try some of the honey from Spikenard Farm ( )it is worth every penny and by purchasing it you are supporting an important cause.

    And try to get the raw stuff. Cooking it destroys or impairs the bee pollen granules, bee propolis, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that make the honey easier to digest and more nutritious.

  2. The Idaho Falls Mormon/Boy Scout/sexual abuse story is interesting in light of current events (i.e., Happy Valley, PA).

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