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23 Posts

January, 2010 Posts

Poetry VC
January 01, 2010
A $100 million donation to a poetry magazine raises questions about the best way to support the arts.
Market Madness
January 03, 2010
An economist turns the blaming of forces for the economy's collapse into a March Madness-style bracket game.
Bruce Sterling on ...
January 04, 2010
Highlights from Bruce Sterling's year-end interview, including thoughts on American denial, vampires, and Brazilians.
Blogs! Blogs! Blogs!
January 04, 2010
Working Out to Eat
January 04, 2010
A Japanese treadmill that shows food and drink as you burn calories.
Confiscated Liquids
January 05, 2010
The hypocrisy of confiscating 'potentially hazardous' liquids at airport security checkpoints.
Two Theories on Avatar
January 05, 2010
Two theories on why Avatar was such a success at the box office.
Collapsing the Short and Long
January 05, 2010
The blurred line between short-term tactics and long-term strategy in technology and beyond.
What Information Overload?
January 10, 2010
Debunking the idea of information overload on the web.
Changing Responsibilities
January 10, 2010
The shift in critique from identifying mistakes to identifying potential ideas.
January 12, 2010
Advice for learning to code from scratch: start by finding something to fix or building something small.
Living in the Future
January 13, 2010
A glimpse into past predictions of the future, including both the absurd and the spot-on.
Digital Gastronomy
January 17, 2010
A fascinating MIT Media Lab project on 3D printing food called Digital Gastronomy.
Crayon Innovation
January 19, 2010
The evolution of Crayola's color chart from 1903 to 2010 and its impact.
January 19, 2010
Krugman's negative take on financial creativity and its impact on society and the markets.
Old Guys on YouTube
January 19, 2010
John McCain and his colleagues enjoying a legendary YouTube clip on the campaign bus.
Chinese Internet Habits
January 21, 2010
Insights into the typing habits of Chinese web users and how they differ from those in Europe and America.
Dangerous Friends
January 26, 2010
The revelation of how the Google China hacking took place and the potential implications.
January 28, 2010
The iPad's resemblance to Barack Obama in terms of unfulfilled expectations.
Zero Rupee Notes
January 28, 2010
The use of zero rupee notes to combat bribery in India.
Health Discounts
January 29, 2010
Whole Foods initiates a health-based employee discount program.
Apples and Oranges
January 29, 2010
Comparing different modes of communication to apples and oranges.
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