Thursday, May 07, 2009

The Daily Dozen

  1. Global temperatures driven by US Postal charges?
  2. What's up with Chinese people having English names?
  3. How to take self-portraits with your digital camera.
  4. Lab on a chip detects and identifies specific malarial strains.
  5. More than one in five homeowners underwater according to Zillow. OUCH! The Wall Street Journal has more.
  6. Thomas Sowell: Empathy vs. Law.
  7. Apple customer satisfaction -- it's the experience. "From the quality of the packaging to booting OS X, Apple makes owning a Mac a different experience from just owning a computer. One of the most important aspects of owning a Mac is the quality of the construction." This corresponds with what my Mac-owning friends have told me.
  8. Multitasking does not work. "In Rapt, acclaimed behavioral science writer Winifred Gallagher makes the radical argument that the quality of your life largely depends on what you choose to pay attention to and how you choose to do it. ... "
  9. The disappearing male teacher? I always wanted to become a teacher. (At least fourth generation in my family to do so.) The more I learned about teaching in public schools, however, the more I wanted to teach at a college instead.
  10. A smarter way to search for what ails you. Software searches through medical information by analyzing the structure of sentences in a new way.
  11. As I mentioned earlier, Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok have a new book out on Macroeconomics. Here is how it is different.
  12. Quote of the Day: "Even in a recession, the world gets more beautiful every day. This is the greatest time in human history to be curious." -- Russ Roberts

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