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Mac news for Mac people
*** The Download On Digital
James Hall, Telegraph
We will soon get more singles off the net than from the shops -- and Apple's iPod is leading the way.
*** Paging Jennifer Beals
John Gruber, Daring Fireball
My point hasn't been that Apple would never use flash memory. My point is that I don't think they'd make a crummy iPod just to hit a significantly lower price point.
*** 100 And Still Counting
Congratulations to MacAddict <http://www.macaddict.com/magazine/>, who has their 100th issue out.
The Tomorrow Weblog
Emerging Technologies. Innovative Applications. New Economy
*** The Alpha Bloggers
Steven Levy, Newsweek
Meet the highly evolved community of 'A-listers' with growing influence over the tech agenda. They show how radically power can shift in the age of the Internet.
The other things in life
*** Anti-Concept Concept Store, The
Amanda Fortini, New York Times
In their rejection of concept-store pretension, the guerrilla stores have realized its purest expression.
*** Do-It-Yourself Attack Ad, The
Clive Thompson, New York Times
This election, technology made things drastically cheaper.
*** Inkless Magazine, The
Michael Kimmelman, New York Times
It may be the first inkless (not to mention textless) magazine, if you're not counting those on the Internet, of course.
*** Purple Is The Color Of Correction
Kate Jacobs, New York Times
The latest menace to the American education system has nothing to do with standardized tests or McDonald's outposts in school lunchrooms. Instead, it's a venerable symbol of discipline and authority: the red ink that has been used to grade papers for generations.
*** Underwear For Animated People
Jascha Hoffman, New York Times
When animators program computer systems to mimic the way interwoven fibers interact with skins -- that is, when virtual clothing is put on the virtual person -- the results are hard to predict and often go awry.
*** A Grieving Son's Journey Comes To A Crossroads
Mark Arax, Los Angeles Times
His father's unsolved murder haunted him for three decades. When the mystery was partly solved, he had to decide how far to search for the whole truth.
*** Enter Narci-Cinema
A. O. Scott, New York Times
Movie cameras are still made with thelens fixed on one end and the viewfinder on the back, but these days most consumer-grade video camcorders are equipped with a monitor that swivels around, dissolving the conventional boundary between what is in front of the camera and what, or who, is behind it.
Life in the city
*** Weakness Of The Singapore Model
Kirk Meighoo, Trinidad Express
The Singapore model is for dependent people who will work for other wealth-creators.
*** Talks With Singapore To Take Off Again Monday
Mergawati Zulfakar, Malaysia Star
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