Point-Counterpoint Edition [Three Best Things 3/29/10 - 4/4/10]


Dispute Point Counterpoint A Word, If I May
1. iPads: How Many Should You Have Bought by Now? Gina Trapani says you should return the one you already bought and wait for the next generation. Cory Doctorow says you should buy one if you hate children. Nick Sweeney says you should buy one for your dad. John Gruber says you should buy one for each teenager who lives on your block. I’m with Dave Winer: the iPad is a really, really cool toy.
2. We Should Hate Duke Basketball Even More Than We Already Do, Shouldn’t We? Andrew Sharp lays out the case for rooting against Duke until the end of time. UNC fan Will Blythe stares into the abyss, and the Krzyzewski stares back. Spencer Hall trolls Earth by recommending we all learn to stop worrying and love Duke. Stewart Mandal gets all Atlas Shrugged on us (Coach K is Coach K). Stories need villains; college basketball needs Duke. The black hat fits, Dookies, so wear it like you stole it inherited it.
3. Manly Man of the Week? Tattooed, ‘stached long-haul truckers who like to knit sweaters in their downtime. Counterpoint? I repeat: “Tattooed, ‘stached long-haul truckers who like to knit sweaters in their downtime.

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