Mark Pickering

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Conversation Killer: The Pantagraph of Bloomington, IL Suspends Reader Comments / CC BY-SA 2.0‚ÄčAnother year, another push-back against the Interweb's free-for-all ethos: the Pantagraph over in Bloomington, Illinois just executed a weekend cooling-off period during which comments on local stories were suspended. To justify the move, e ... More >>

  • News

    May 10, 2000

    The Olmstead Challenge

    The U.S. Supreme Court says it's time to end segregation: People with disabilities must be allowed to leave institutions and move into the community. Sounds great -- except the state's overwhelmed and the community's nowhere near ready.