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Mac news for Mac people
*** To Know Me, Know My iPod
John Schwartz, New York Times
Somehow, I had ended up inside of Ken's head -- in Kenworld.
*** Passion For Music Keeps 'Hard Times' Rolling
Lewis Taylor, The Register-Guard
"Hard Times", which won a Billboard music award in 2002 for Best Regional Music Video Show, has been picked up by several diferent broadcast and cable stations. Woodward produces "Hard Times" on his own time at home on a Macintosh computer and says his show's budget is pretty much nonexistent. His staff, he says, consists of "me, myself and iMac."
*** You Know, When I Was Young...
Once upon a time in Mac OS X land, if you remember, Finder used to suck <http://daringfireball.net/2002/11/that_finder_thing>.
The Tomorrow Weblog
Emerging Technologies. Innovative Applications. New Economy
*** Wikipedia Creators Move Into News
Joanna Glasner, Wired News
After doing much in recent years to revolutionize the way an encyclopedia can be built and maintained, the team behind Wikipedia is attempting to apply its collaborative information-gathering model to journalism.
*** Computer Analysis Is Bringing Science To Art
Rick Weiss, Washington Post
Some will find it hard to believe that a computer can eye a piece of art and detect the almost ineffable subtleties that together decalre it the work of a master. Art is, after, more art than science.
*** Internet Access, Delivered From Above
Ken Belson, New York Times
WiMax delivers broadband Internet connections through fixed antennas that send and receive signals across entire cities.
The other things in life
*** You Can't Get Here From There
Joseph S. Nye Jr., New York Times
Balancing security risks against the political and economic benefits of admitting foreign students has always been a problem. It is now doubly difficult in a post-Sept. 11 world, but the recent enrollment declinde suggest we have not yet go the balance right.
*** The Bell Curve
Atul Gawande, New Yorker
What happens when patients find out how good their doctors really are?
*** Royal Flush
Monica Collins, Boston Globe
Why do restaurants see the need for luxe loos?
*** Tweens 'R' Us
Ann Hulbert, New York Times
According to a leading expert on branding, 80 percent of all global brands now deploy a "tween strategy." That is hardly surprising, given that the age group is estimated to be directly involved in spending $15 billion a year and to "heavily influence" more than $30 billion in other spending by parents.
Andrew O'Hagan, New Yorker
Life in the city
*** Singapore Ships New Troops To Iraq
Singapore dispatched a troop landing ship with a crew of 180 to Iraq on Saturday.
*** Singapore Urges Myanmar To Push Forward On Democracy Roadmap
Lee Hsien Loong's press secretary said Mr Lee expressed his concern as the situation in Myanmar affected ASEAN's standing and credibility. Such concerns are usually expressed behind closed doors at ASEAN meetings.
*** AML Heartland Makeover Mess
Tor Ching Li, Today
Three upgrading programmes worry residents and shopkeepers.
*** Some Food Centres Keen To Go Smoke-Free
Arti Mulchand and Crystal Chan, Straits Times
More than half of the 20 operators that The Straits Times spoke to said they would go smoke-free, following an indication by Minister for the Environment Water Resources Yaacob Ibrahim in Parliament that the list of places where smoking is banned, including hospitals and shopping malls, is being reviewed.
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