TITLE: Too Much a Computer Scientist AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: April 02, 2009 6:47 AM DESC: ----- BODY: You are scanning a list of upcoming lectures on campus. You see the title "Media Manipulation". You get excited! Your thoughts turn to image rotations and filters, audio normalization and compression formats. You read on to see the subtitle: "You, Me, and Them (the 'media' isn't what it used to be)" and realize that the talk isn't about CS; it's about communications and journalism. You are disappointed. ---- (I'd probably enjoy this talk anyway... The topic is important, and I know and like the speaker. But still. To be honest, in recent weeks I have been less concerned with the media manipulating me than with the people in the media not doing the research they need to ensure their stories are accurate.) -----