I'm surprised that Jen hasn't posted about Adobe acquiring Macromedia yet. Personally, I didn't know they were split until a year or two ago. I remember when they were both part of Aldus but I've been around since then. Semi-related: Last time I was in the supply closet I noticed that we have some copies of Aldus Pagemaker. I wonder if those would fetch anything at an antique shop. ;)
Has it been ten years already? I can't recall if I was in home room or art class (it was so long ago), but I remember sitting in the art room with the TV on and just watching and watching and watching. For some reason we had all the lights turned off and there was talk that people around the country were urged to stay indoors because other public places could be targetted. We sat in that room for several hours watching and waiting. No one was allowed out of the room and bladders were put on hold for fear that some sort of terrorist would see us moving around and decide it was time to blow up our school. Looking back on it now, I think the adults were still getting used to living in a post-Soviet era. Their instinct was to do just as those ancient film reels told them to do if there was a national emergency. I'd be interested to hear from Kat's dad about how they were told to handle things that day since he was our principal at the time. I remember the handful of remixes they were playing on the radio of various tracks mixed with audio samples from the news and the site of the bombing, most notably Live's "Lightning Crashes". A year later, I was sitting in spanish class for the anniversary, an earbud stealthily stuck in one ear while they played all those same songs again leading up to a minute of silence observed around the nation. 9/11 made the Oklahoma City bombing look like an M80 prank in the girls bathroom gone horribly wrong and has faded away in the minds of most people who live outside of Oklahoma. Remember the rush to blame the Arabs for the bombing? If it had been an Arab plot, would we have put "Never Forget" bumper stickers on our cars back then? Would 9/11 have happened? I'm just rambling. Oklahoma City was the first major tragedy that I was really old enough to understand. It was all downhill from there.
And finally, Fathead Rove declares that the White House is strongly behind Tom DeLay. First and foremost, I don't ever want to know that Karl Rove is strongly behind anything unless it's the pointy end of a Subway sandwich. *shudders* Secondly, how is it that anyone can say that the controversy surrounding Tom DeLay is simply a desperate attempt by Democrats to attack the Majority leader? Did they force the House Ethics Committee to admonish him three times in 2004? Did they force him to questionably pay his wife and daughter $500,000, providing no concrete evidence of what work they did other than vague notes like "fund-raising fees" and "payroll"? Did they force him to push for changes to the Ethics Committee that now protect him from being further admonished by them? Call me crazy, but it seems to me that most of the controversy surrounding his actions could have been avoided if he behaved himself and wasn't acting like one more shady Texan. Then again, if he wasn't one more shady Texan, I wonder if the White House would stand behind him.
P.S. Once again, Bill Frist needs to swill down a bucket of sweat from people with AIDS and quit being a flesh bag full of santorum. *cough* Not that I have anything against the guy or anything.