Monthly Archives: November 2006

links for 2006-11-22

Life interrupted – PSD Blog – World Bank Group Interesting meditation on daily life in Chad – the difference between developing and developed nations is the set of networks (infrastructure) that make ordinary daily life possible. In absence of that … Continue reading

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links for 2006-11-21

Mongolian sumo wrestler Kyokushuzan retires – MSN-Mainichi Daily News One of my favorite Mongolian wrestlers, Kyokushuzan, retires due to heart disease. He was a remarkable wrestler and did a great job of paving the road for fellow Mongolians like Asashoryu … Continue reading

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Amazed by Overmundo

I’m just back from the meeting of the Open Society Institute Information Program sub-board – the board that takes more of my time than any other, as it meets three or four times a year in odd corners of the … Continue reading

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Finding a Bronx Science for grownups…

Dave Winer’s got a poignant thought over at Scripting News today: “Where is the Bronx Science for adults?” He explains that, as a kid, the best thing about attending the famous high school “was being in daily contact with really … Continue reading

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I want my CanTV!

I think I’ve finally reached the point where I can write about Geekcorps without long disclaimers explaining that I’m no longer involved with the project or supportive of all the programming choices made by the current administrators. But I’m also … Continue reading

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links for 2006-11-19

The Big Mac Index An interesting take on the Economist’s “Big Mac” index – how long does the average person need to work to purchase a Big Mac in different countries. Nice way to move from purchasing to productive capacity … Continue reading

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Heavy metal? Weighty brass…

My high school girlfriend was the child of first-generation Hungarian immigrants. Her parents moved from Budapest to Danbury, CT, after the anti-communist uprising in 1956. She grew up bilingual, speaking Hungarian in the home and English at school, and spending … Continue reading

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links for 2006-11-17

U.N. Says Somalis Helped Hezbollah Fighters – New York Times UIC in Somalia sends 700 fighters to help Hezbollah. Iran and Syria respond by sending weapons to help UIC. More evidence that Somalia matters and probably merits closer attention (tags: … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera International launches…

Al Jazeera International has launched today, offering a new English-language news channel available on some global cable systems. I had the good fortune of being in Doha, Qatar, for AlJ’s annual conference earlier this year, and got to hear a … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Sokari…

Deutsche Welle has released their Best of the Blog awards for 2006 – it’s a great selection again, a combination of blogs that are well-known and some that are lesser-known and great finds by the judges. Sokari Ekine’s Black Looks … Continue reading

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