Archive: February 17th, 2003

BBC - CNN = 866

Here is the BBC transcript of Hans Blix’s presentation to the UN security council.

Here is the CNN transcript of the same presentation.

The difference? About 866 words.

I guess they didn’t think all that stuff about Iraq’s moves towards compliance wasn’t very important and that’s why they left all those bits out.


CNN have changed their version. Here’s a cached version, thanks to Google.


Here’s something a little bit different: a trailer for a book.

Specifically, an illustrated book called Robota. It’s a collaboration between Orson Scott Card and Doug Chiang.

Card, author of Ender’s Game, is probably the more familiar of the two names but this is mostly Chiang’s baby.

Doug Chiang was the design director for The Phantom Menace. Say what you like about the pacing of that film, but it sure looked great.

Of course, the original Star Wars films also had a great look and feel to them, mostly due to the work of Doug Chiang’s forerunner, Ralph McQuarrie. In this interview with Chiang from 1998, the styles of both artists are compared and contrasted.