I would really desperately like to offer Philip K. Dick relevant news on this site in such a way that I don’t need to post it all. I would like it to come in automatically and appear in a feed like I set up on the top right box of the content. Today’s top story is Standing Pat which only includes this part about Philip K. Dick:
“Thus Beattie winds up falling into the trap of conjuring not only Pat Nixon’s interior life but that of her husband — and inserting Richard Nixon into fiction usually yields cringe-inducing results, as works by Gore Vidal and Philip K. Dick, among many others, can attest.”
Not only is this story not primarily about Philip K. Dick, it appears to be insulting his writings. The news feed generally works but the basis of it, is to find stories that mention Philip Dick. We end up seeing stories like this one or The Technological Marvels Microsoft Hides in Its Labs “wouldn’t be out of place in a Philip K. Dick novel” or Sony HMZ-T1 3DTV Headset Review: An Amazing Toy “I’m already living the Philip K. Dick life.” I’m not interested in these three articles and would guess that the site visitors are looking for this either.
The search algorithm I used was to look for Philip Dick in Google News (http://news.google.com). Two questions for the group:
1. Is this acceptable that the news stories may only mention Philip Dick and not be about him.
2. If not, what alternatives would you suggest?
I appreciate all your feedback and will look into any suggestions.