Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Daily Dozen

  1. Reggie, the missing monkey captured with junk food. Heck, if they offered me Twinkies, potato chips and a Coca Cola, they would have caught me too!
  2. Was earning that Harvard MBA worth it? 'In 2003, Professor Mintzberg tracked the performance of 19 students who graduated from the Harvard Business School in 1990 and were at the top of their class academically. Ten of the 19 were "utter failures," he said. "Another four were very questionable, at least," he added. "So five out of 19 did well."'
  3. Political unification leads to the spread of languages.
  4. Shooting pictures like a photojournalist.
  5. For the housing crisis, the end probably isn't near.
  6. Orlando's art hotels.
  7. Wired Magazine's mystery issues with J.J. Abrams.
  8. A braille e-Reader with raised dots for e-ink. I have a blind friend who could really benefit from a device like this. Bring it faster, please.
  9. The eSlick eReader was first seen in the wild on March 28th. Why have there been no reviews anywhere?
  10. Health insurance doesn't automatically lead to health care. "So, while any attempt at covering the millions of Americans without health insurance is a laudable goal, doing so without addressing a health care system ill-equipped to deal with millions more patients has the potential to make an already grim situation worse."
  11. Chinese bias for baby boys creates a gap of 32 million. "In 2005 , they found, births of boys in China exceeded births of girls by more than 1.1 million. There were 120 boys born for every 100 girls. This disparity seems to surpass that of any other country, they said — a finding, they wrote, that was perhaps unsurprising in light of China’s one-child policy. They attributed the imbalance almost entirely to couples’ decisions to abort female fetuses." Is this is what they meant when they said abortion was good for women?
  12. Quote of the Day: "There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all." -- Peter Drucker

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