Wednesday, June 03, 2009

The Daily Dozen

  1. ePaper netbooks are a great idea. I agree. I'd love the option of turning off color in order to get much longer battery life and the ability to use a computer outside. See a video demonstration of it here. I'm very impressed. I just wish the guy recording the video didn't move the camera around so much. This could be a real game changer for mobile technology.
  2. A visual ideological history of the Supreme Court, 1937-2007.
  3. 19 reasons to take a nap.
  4. Are all computer crimes now federal computer crimes?
  5. In praise of reckless and wanton book-buying. I wonder how long it will be before eBooks make this kind of book collection obsolete? Between services like Netflix and Rhapsody (and a Rhapsody compatible MP3 player), I have access to the video and music libraries matching the best in the world. All for only $30 per month for both services. Will books be next?
  6. Are B-school economists different? "I don't know of any hard data to establish whether journalists are more likely to cite economists in business schools than those in economics departments, but I can believe it might be the case. I know a lot of economists in both places, and I think it is true that, on average, economists in business schools have a more practical and empirical approach to the field than do those in economics departments." With my MBA, JD, and professional engineering experience, I have often thought a business school might be a good fit for me after I graduate. To really market myself to business schools, I should beef-up on my statistics and finance background.
  7. Good news and bad news on housing.
  8. The last Titanic survivor dies.
  9. Downsize and simplify your life. I'm in the process of moving to a new apartment and am rekindling my desire to get rid of stuff again. I find this kind of thinking refreshing.
  10. How would the economy look under McCain? Probably not so different.
  11. Windows 7 to be released October 22nd?
  12. What economics is all about: "To understand and alleviate poverty."

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