NETWORK : newsstand
Monday 02 December 1996
The Economist, of course, offers just that - and a lot more - in its weekly pages, and its experimental site (http://www.economist. com) contains some of the key elements: about 10 per cent of the current paper issue (more in the UK section), and some of the famous Economist surveys. There's an excellent overview in the pages called Business This Week and Politics This Week - more properly called Anything This Week That Isn't Purely Business.
The Economist believes in the written word. Even the smallest GIF is kept off the main page, to be summoned from hyperspace by those feeble enough to want visual relief from the verbiage; you can safely leave your Netscape plug-ins unplugged. And don't expect fripperies like links, except to other Economist sites. Why would anyone want to look elsewhere?
It was specifically to publish a weekly catch-up on events that Jon Connell left his job as deputy editor of the Sunday Telegraph. He calls it The Week (http://metrotel.co.uk/theweek/), with the slogan "All you need to know about everything that matters", and describes it as "a witty, incisive and practical review of the week's news".
Precious little wit seems to seep in to the site material, but the Europe at a Glance and World at a Glance pages offer masterly summings up of events. The Sharewatch page retails share tips from national papers and Investors Chronicle (do they mind, I wonder?). You may have missed the investment boat, though: on 27 November the site was still dated 9 November. Not another example of Web weariness, surely?
Tower Magazine (http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Harvey_Morris/) is "a foreign affairs magazine and one-stop link to foreign affairs resources on the Internet" run by another ex-Fleet Street man, Harvey Morris, a former foreign editor of The Independent. Newswatch is "a regularly updated page to alert serious foreign affairs watchers about developing stories", and there is a handful of featuresn
Life & Style blogs
The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary
Astrological signs are almost all wrong, as movement of moon and sun throws out zodiac
Beijing to the US by train: China outlines plans to connect world by high speed rail network
Distressed Zayn Malik fans are cutting themselves - how did fandom get so dark?
Eating quinoa and whole grains every day could help you live longer
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Vote Ukip, says far-right group Britain First
- 1 JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
- 2 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 3 #FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student
- 4 Video shows what happens when lava is poured onto ice
- 5 Cate Blanchett loses temper during interview: 'That's your f**king question?'
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