All week I’m just an inch away from the news. It’s in my face all day, there are two TV screens near my desk fixed on the Teletext 101 page and when I look out the window I can see the offices where the Teletext and NOS News reporters do their job. Safe to say we don’t miss much when it comes to newsworthy events. At the weekend, if I’m not on call, my TV’s only on to watch some U2 show or documentary and my eyes are fixed on the computer screen – tapping away, paragraph after paragraph, chapter after chapter. I no longer check MeFi religiously, so I only found out about space shuttle Columbia half a day after it happened. Embarrassingly I sent out some banal questions about fashion items to some mailing lists earlier in the day. Feels odd now, catching up on the story. Good thread at MeFi, covering it.