Getting my fix
I spend probably a little too much time checking what's the what with a variety of news sources, given that in just three weeks someone other than George W. Bush will be chosen to live in the White House.
My first go-to is usually Huffington Post. Reading HuffPo is a lot like eating huge handfuls of potato chips....tasty, salty, and a very indulgent. Then I'll go to the NY Times for all the news that's fit to print. Maybe a trip over to CNN for a more measured opinion, and then a last quick look at Boston dot com for whatever. Local news, I guess. It's a pretty disappointing site but I'm loyal, nonetheless.
And I go through this routine maybe 8 or 10 times every day.
However, I have now found one addition to my ever-growing list of webernet distractions. Fivethirtyeight.com. 538 references the total number of electors in the electoral college. Nate Silver is the architect. Read more about Nate and his numbers *here*.
I am now officially a nerd. The comparisons...the graphs....all those pretty numbers. It's glorious.
(for now..... Let us hope it remains glorious through November 4)