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Saturday, April 26, 2003

The Flight of the Fluttering Swallows. More North Korean teenagers are making the treacherous journey to South Korea, only to find that new perils await them.

An incredibly interesting article about how North Korean teenagers that make it to South Korea are handling the assimilation.

Democracy—Faster, Better, Smarter - The seven best new ideas for introducing representative government to Iraq. By David Plotz

As Profit Falls, Samsung Turns More Aggressive.

Post Prada, a Design Darling Slims Down.

Friday, April 25, 2003

It's New. It's Hip. It's a Nissan?. Nissan has done incredibly well - mostly in part to their badass CEO Ghosn. This NY Times article has more...

Thursday, April 24, 2003

Democracy and Traffic Jams - Should you be allowed to buy a faster commute? By Michael Kinsley. Yes!

How Much Is That Civic Online? According to some recent research, the thrill of kicking the tires isn't what it used to be.

Wired News: Biotech Inventor Wins Big Bucks. Leroy Hood covered...

Pabst Blue Ribbon: Another Winner (washingtonpost.com). Proletariat is the new black.

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Everything Old Is French Again. Confessions of a former francophile.

The Collapse of the Dream Palaces. Good article by David Brooks of Bobo fame.

Yahoo! News - Ex-Credit Suisse Banker Arrested in Probe. Ouch. Perp walk time.

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

The Chronicle: 4/25/2003: Every Unhappy Family Has Its Own Bilinear Influence Function. More mathematical marriage modeling... a little more detail this time.

Monday, April 21, 2003

It's really interesting to get a behind the scenes story about napster.... from slashdot.