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Archive for the ‘Cyberspace’ Category

14 – Sep – 2010

In Books, Business, culture, Cyberspace, marketing, Science on September 14, 2010 at 11:11 AM
  1. Profiling Ryanair’s CEO – Discomfort, paying for toilet, lifting your own bags to the aircraft – Think cost and think getting from A to B minus the show – 2700 words – Culture – BW
  2. Away from it, into it, and then away from it – Third part in a man’s journey into war and away from it – 1600 words – Culture – NYT
  3. Forgotten lessons in pricing – Making it tougher for people to market / sell. Old Marketing 101 concepts – 900 words – Marketing – Pop Economics
  4. A furious novel and a girly cover – Author Lionel Shriver talks on the 80 – 20 divide in cover design of books written by female authors. Boy, she is furious – 1000 words – Books Culture – Guardian
  5. Behind BPGlobalPR – Interview with the outed man behind BPGlobalPR, who turns out to be a comedian. Interesting – 3200 words – cyberspace – Theawl
  6. First Africa, now Australia – A peep at how China is feeding its huger for resources. First it was Africa and now Australia and the model in same. At first – Come in, use locals and later use cheaper resources from home – 3700 words – Foreign Policy – BW
  7. Future speak – A peek into the words that might be used tomorrow, who knows starting with say – Omniscience Fatigue!! – 900 words – Culture Cyberspace – NYT
  8. From long short to long land – Land grabbing by firms, to position themselves on resource rich lands, is the next in thing – 1200 words -Business – Telegraph
  9. The lies in the name of science – The limits of the science and media mediated science is not that good, really – 1500 words – Science – Blog
  10. Sean Parker, the man behind Napster, Facebook and well many more – A profile of an extreme gifted person, who was behind Napster, FB and its not Zuckerberg – 4000 words – cyberspace Culture – Vanity Fair
  11. Greece, Bonds, Stimulus and corruption – Author (of hugely popular Liar’s Poker) Michael Lewis writes a true as a fact, long article on the extent of corruption and how Greece self destructed – 12000 words – Culture – Vanity Fair
  12. Part 4 / 5 – A soldier’s essay on his going in and coming out of Iraq (part 4 / 5) – 3100 words – Culture – NYT

07 – Sep – 10

In Books, culture, Cyberspace, Foreign Policy, Psychology on September 7, 2010 at 2:53 PM
  1. Not explaining colour preferences – Human’s preferences for colours with a large subset of variations of hues and tones can still not be explained singularly. Feature v/s objects, preferential variation over time – 1900 words – Psychology – International Culture & Cognition Institute
  2. The new geographical division of Europe – Hint – It is not along the horizontal lines, it is along the vertical lines of North and South – 700 words – Foreign Policy – Slate
  3. Authors and their day jobs – Author John Grisham on his day jobs – 1000 words – Books – NYT
  4. Saving the world and the Hegemon – How China saved the world but why being a hegemon is a thankless task? – 900 words – Foreign Policy – Project Syndicate
  5. Whither Open Data? – An essential argument between access and means of access. How openly available data is being used and misused (empowering the empowered) on the basis of availability, skills etc – 2000 words – Cyberspace – Blog
  6. At a war – an believer and an atheist – A chaplain and his atheist assistant in Iraq – 2000 words – Culture – WSJ
  7. Word-bytes on business – Three point agenda on business – 900 words – Culture – The Atlantic
  8. “Happiness is subjective, it takes many forms, and one of its forms is immorality” – Against the pursuit of happiness – 4500 words – Reflections – The Guardian
  9. “Any attempt to get tough with the Chinese would also bite us in the ass,” – About the stance of labour unions on the rise of China and the debate on political stance “whither the carrot or the stick” – 4500 words – Foreign Policy – The Nation

03 – Sep – 2010

In culture, Cyberspace on September 3, 2010 at 1:35 PM
  1. Google as a central structural unit of the world” – “… however much the prospect of millions of people living out their lives in individual witness protection programs, prisoners of their own youthful folly, appeals to my novelistic Kafka glands.” – 900 words – Cyberspace Culture – NYT
  2. Why President Obama’s end-of-war speech is muted? – “We left Iraq undefeated and unvictorious” – 1600 words – Culture – New Yorker
  3. A moving profile of an Iraqi interpreter by his platoon leader – 3000 words – Culture – WaPo
  4. Inside America’s toughest jails – A hit-the-nail on its head account of life inside a bad prison. Ironically the author attributes his new found career / life to the prison. – 1500 words – Culture – Guardian
  5. Where to put the “wrong” – An old post discussing xkcd’s famous cartoon on network discourse – 500 words – Language – Language Log
  6. Impact of language on thought – Via Language Log, this post again discussed why methodology is important in deriving the conclusions drawn for e.g. here – 1700 words – Language – Blog
  7. A day in the life of the President – A brilliant, to be quoted article on a peek into the day in the life of a President. The loony age we live in, disintegrated media, lobbying get their wordbytes – 10000 words – Culture – Vanity Fair
  8. “The sheer, endless beauty and depth of evolutionary theory is far beyond the dullness of a divine Creation” – An interview with celebrated neurologist, Dr. Oliver Sacks – 4200 words – Interview – Plos