An All Things Considered story reports that "Chicago is barreling forward with its aim to become the most bicycle friendly city in the country ..." by building really neat Bike Stations. [npr] They solve the problem of pre-work showers, bike racks, and mechanics, but it seems like this goal will be hard to accomplish without doing something about the winter.
Using yet another (new) "blog" prefixed neologism (blogocracy), PhD student and weblog-keeper danah boyd defends the "blogging of blogging" culture and the coverage provided by weblogs at the convention:
The blogosphere is also happily commenting on its own presence, significance and role. Blogging is a relatively young phenomenon, and its growing pains and identity search are ever transparent. The tendency of bloggers to talk about blogging is often criticized, yet this practice of self-reflection is precisely what makes blogging a valuable contribution to public discourse. [salon]It's all an expectations game.