06 August 2007

Dawn of a Thousand Suns

One slightly disturbing note this morning, indicating that I've done my job educating my son on basic historical events... but that the media has had better things to do today. He asked me (out of the blue, after cross-country practice): "I can't remember for sure — sixty-two years ago today, was it Hiroshima or Nagasaki?" Thus, he gets partial credit. The major papers and news outlets, though, get zeroes: The front pages of the NYT, WaPo, Guardian, Times (London), Frankfurter Rundschau, Frankfurter Allegemeine Zeitung, and CNN don't note this date anywhere, and even the Japan Times notes it only in passing, in the body of an article concerning the long-running sage of government recognition of health problems in survivors.

Meanwhile, while I was away over the weekend, the internet ate my homework. Twice. I'll backfill later today or tomorrow.