wow. Teenage nephew Austen now writes for a professional ad-supported blog, Macapper.com. The blog is about applications for the Macintosh, and he’s already got two posts contributed.
The NYT writes about the controversy surrounding banning mp3 players in races. Organizers cite safety and insurance concerns, some runners plead that they require the inspiration/motivation. but:
Elite runners do not listen to music in races because they need to concentrate on their own bodies and hear their competitors, and some die-hard, old-school runners follow suit. Those runners — purists who prefer the sound of the crowd or their own breathing over, say, “Fergalicious” — cheered the headphone ban.
Rule breaking is rampant, and enforcement is sporadic. They do not mention my personal perspective, which is that I require the mp3 player, and podcasts, to relieve the unrelenting tedium of running. Curious though; I find no such need when holding a fishing pole, which I can do all day long. 🙂