Thursday, October 13, 2005

Now

Atrios links to this under the above title. The public editor of the NYTimes says the paper has to come clean on the Judith Miller story starting now. Then he explains why he can't report on it for the next 10 days.

One of the fascinating things that come out of relativity is the fact that the news of an event occurring now has to travel to you at the finite speed of light. I feel as if a star has gone nova and I'm sitting at my desk in ignorance.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Le Chien Sale said...

(I suspect you meant supernova?) With one galactic supernova per few hundred years or so and a galactic radius of about 15 kiloparsecs, I estimate that your feeling is correct.

15/10/05 19:21  
Blogger rilkefan said...

"Supernova" makes the point more emphatically, I guess. And don't forget the Magellanic Clouds...

15/10/05 20:19  

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