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Travel marginalia

Travel to and attendance at the AILA annual conference leads to consecutive marginalia postings rather than anything more substantive:

  • Why is it that the TSA personnel at the Sioux Falls airport consistently include some of the most unpleasant people I’ve encountered in any air travel?
  • Also on a travel note, USA Today has a rather brief look at airport bookstores. (Via.) I’ll agree that the used bookstore in the Raleigh-Durham airport is amazing, particularly if you’re caught in massive weather delays like I was there once.
  • A new study looks at 25 of the world’s biggest news internet sites to see which are best — and worst — in five categories. (Via.) For some reason, I’m not surprised that a U.S. outlet is not at the top (but then, none is at the bottom).
  • Reminiscent of something I said more than 2 1/2 years ago, another recent study raises a legitimate question as to whether America is basically conservative or progressive. (Via.)

When a journey has no destination, progress can only be measured by counting steps.

Karen Joy Fowler, Sarah Canary

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