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Friday, July 29, 2005

What Does Tempo Mean Again?

The joke about Tempo, the Chicago Tribune's preprinted features/arts/advice columnist/Boggle section, was always, "Tempo: Bringing you yesterday's news tomorrow." Because it's printed a full day in advance, it exists in its own little temporal world where on Monday it's Wednesday, Tuesday it's Thursday, etc., and if something really big happened yesterday, well, you're not gonna read about it in Tempo, that's for sure.

But if a much-remarked upon cultural and technological trend is written up in a different newspaper, Tempo definitely promises to have the story to you within a month, apparently. To wit: Today's Tempo features this Los Angeles Times story on MP3 blogs. It first ran in the Los Angeles Times on July 3--26 days ago.