Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.
- Anyone holding out hope for some kind of reversal of fortune for Waterloo’s floundering Research in Motion should take this as a very dark omen: a New York Times article about the social stigma of being stuck with a BlackBerry.
- Apparently, thanks to some safety-conscious rerouting, the TTC’s “Airport Rocket” bus line is now, speed-wise, more like an airport rickshaw, or pony ride.
- “The world now belongs to freelancers,” says the University of Toronto’s Robert Steiner, explaining his revolutionary new J-School model. Which is another way of saying, “get used to freelancing, because the world now belongs to cash-strapped media conglomerates that probably won’t hire you.”
- Speaking of which, the Post just announced that it’s consolidating its Arts and Life section with its Sports section, which can only be a cost-cutting measure. The Globe recently did something similar with its Arts section and its Life section. OpenFile, whose generous rates lined the pockets of many a starting Toronto freelancer, still isn’t back from its increasingly ominous “temporary” hiatus. It’s tough out there, guys.