New types of search engines are popping up – this one shows you real time results http://collecta.com/in case you need to check the zeitgeist. It is cool that it holds your searches in the left sidebar and you can return for updates. Obviously, Michael Jackson is the hottest search at the moment. There’s been a lot written about our celebrity-obsessed culture, though it’s nothing new (Lord Byron, Madame du Pompadour, Xishi’s extraordinary beauty changed ancient China, etc). Glamour, fame, money, yes, but it’s also easier to live someone else’s life. And on that uncomfortable thought, I’m going back to work.