Links for May 2, 2007

NY Times: No, Really, It Was Tough: 4 People, 80 Martinis. Having tried and failed to articulate the differences among six or seven types of wine, I can only imagine the challenge that this team of tasters faced in their martini-gin review. Palate fatigue, for one.

Local blogger Evan points out that only in Boston would one see the alfresco bookstore strategy that the Brattle Book Shop uses to display its merchandise. I’d go one farther: only in Boston in the spring, where the whole city temporarily goes giddy as the weather warms up and the sun comes out again.

Slashdot points to an embarrassing story for Business 2.0, a tech centered business magazine that forgot to check the integrity of its backups… and lost its entire June issue. Irony: they had mailed the text for the entire issue to their lawyers for review, so the “only” work that had to be redone was the art and layout. I guess they’d better call in Bono so he can make up the entire issue on the spot; after all, he did it for an album once.