Monthly Archives: May 2010
I read No Logo years ago and remember being swayed by its arguments. This is an article about Foxconn, which is clearly intended as an ‘exposé’ of a sweatshop in China. Would I choose to work in such a factory? … Continue reading
My view on political discourse is that serious engagement is fundamentally Quixotic and pointless. Unfortunately, it often cannot be escaped, because three things I really do care about (economics, comedy and my personal finances) often require a moderate understanding of … Continue reading
Mandel on offshore R&D spending. He makes the point that in fact that there is, in fact, a dearth of reliable data on things that matter and an embarrassment of data on things that don’t* (see: the Twitter firehose). I … Continue reading
Animation of how they worked last year. Remember that hot water pumps up hurricanes. The loop eddy drops a pile of hot water into the middle of the gulf. And this year’s eddy just broke off
Brooks has a good one today (just read the bold stuff): Over the past decades, we’ve come to depend on an ever-expanding array of intricate high-tech systems. These hardware and software systems are the guts of financial markets, energy exploration, … Continue reading
Why do I love reading about technology that I barely understand?
Good timing for him