-- SAT reading scores for graduating high school seniors have dropped to their lowest point in 40 years. Is this to say that people actually do read?
-- One proposal in Denmark, a bastion of decent living, suggests that people might work an extra 12 minutes per day as a way of addressing economic hard times.
-- And the computer giant Apple has agreed to discontinue its "Jew or Not Jew" application in France. The application winkles out the heritage of celebrities and public figures. Its creator insists it was all in fun, but hackles rose over its racist implications. The app is still available elsewhere.