about this sitesee Meranda's resumesee clips and work sampleskeep in touch

Archive for January 5th, 2007

More ethics of the Saddam video

Friday, January 5th, 2007

I just scanned the headlines on CNN.com and noticed this one: 10-year-old sees Hussein in noose, hangs self.

Now that only further complicates the ethical decisions I talked about in my previous post on Saddam’s death caught on camera. Who could have foreseen something this terrible happening? But, isn’t it also our responsibility to plan for the unforeseen circumstances of life? :shrug: Not that I’m passing judgment on anyone who ran the video/photos. Most everyone did to one extent or another. But this does raise some more questions worth thinking about.

Also, a point I meant to make earlier this week when I read this story on CNN, it is interesting to note how differently the tape of Steve Irwin (aka: the crocodile hunter) being killed by a stingray is being handled. Only one copy kept (or so they say) and given to his wife. Granted we’re talking about the difference between a dictator and a beloved TV personality. But still both much-publicized deaths caught on film.

QOTD: Here’s to the crazy ones…

Friday, January 5th, 2007

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes — the ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo. You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing that you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things.”
— Apple Computer ad, 1997