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**** The Inevitability Of The iPhone <http://www.cnet.com/8301-13505_1-9901543-16.html>
by Matt Asay, CNET News.com
The iPhone is designed too well to be anything less than inevitable.
**** Review: Apple Xserve (2008) Server <http://www.macworld.com/article/132612/2008/03/xserver2008.html>
by Andrew T. Laurence, Macworld
More power in compact package.
**** Adobe Ships Photoshop Elements 6 For Mac <http://www.macnn.com/articles/08/03/24/adobe.photoshop.elements.6/>
**** The iPhone Has Blinders On <http://mooseyard.com/Jens/2008/03/the-iphone-has-blinders-on/>
by Jens Alfke, Thought Palace
**** Hands On: Making Leopard Servers Simple <http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyId=89&articleId=9069898&intsrc=hm_topic>
by Ryan Faas, Computerworld
**** Update <http://daringfireball.net/2008/03/update>
by John Gruber, Daring Fireball
Updates to currently-installed software are an entirely different thing than offers to install new software.
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** 2,433 Unread Emails Is An Opportunity For An Entrepreneur <http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/03/23/a-crisis-in-communication/>
by Michael Arrington, TechCrunch
The long term answer is that someone needs to create a new technology that allows us to enjoy our life but not miss important messages. If I knew what that solution was, I'd quit this blog and go do it.
**** Amazon Kindle An dSony Reader Locked Up: Why Your Books Are No Longer Yours <http://gizmodo.com/369235/amazon-kindle-and-sony-reader-locked-up-why-your-books-are-no-longer-yours>
Are you buying a crippled license to /intellectual property/ when you download, or are you buying an honest-to-God /book/?
**** Reporting Live From A Cellphone Near You... <http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/interactive/la-ca-webscout23mar23,1,336119.story>
by David Sarno, Los Angeles Times
**** The Optimistic Thought Experiment <http://www.hoover.org/publications/policyreview/14801241.html>
by Peter A. Thiel, Policy Review
In the long run, there are no good bets against globalization.
**** Singapore's Inflation Holds Near Highest Since 1982 <http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601080&sid=aeGf2TMqRkZY&refer=asia>
by Shamim Adam, Bloomberg
Singapore's inflation in February held near the highest since 1982, signaling the central bank may allow the currency to strengthen to contain price pressures.
The consumer price index jumped 6.5 percent from a year earlier, after gaining 6.6 percent in January, the Department of Statistics said today.
**** Business Confidence In Singapore Dives <http://nationmultimedia.com/worldhotnews/read.php?newsid=30069010>
Business confidence in Singapore has slumped to its lowest level since the end of 2004, according to a survey Monday. Large and local firms accounted for the most severe drops.
**** Thoughts On The National Infocomm Scholarship <http://ernsheong.com/2008/03/24/thoughts-on-the-national-infocomm-scholarship/>
by Lin Ern Sheong
**** Welcome To Singapore. Face It. <http://zixiangx.wordpress.com/2008/03/23/welcome-to-singapore-face-it/>
It's just life. Limited slots. Limited seats.
**** Singapore Consumer Price Index For Households In Different Income Groups <http://www.singstat.gov.sg/news/news/cpi-jul-dec2007.pdf>
by Department Of Statistics, Singapore Government
During the second half of 2007, the inflation rate for general households was 3.4 per cent compared to the same period of 2006. The corresponding rates experienced by the lowest 20% and middle 60% income were 2.8 per cent and 3.3 per cent respectively. The top 20% income group experienced the highest inflation rate of 3.9 per cent during July - December 2007. (Note: PDF document.)
**** Public Arrests And Political Obligation In Singapore <http://aussgworldpolitics.wordpress.com/2008/03/24/public-arrests-and-political-obligation-in-singapore/>
by Readings From A Political Duo-ble
**** Double Standards In Singapore Education <http://scientific-child-prodigy.blogspot.com/2008/03/double-standards-in-singaporean.html>
by The Boy Who Knew Too Much
**** Joint Release Of Policy Principles For Sovereign Wealth Funds And Countries Receiving Sovereign Wealth Fund Investment By The United States, Abu Dhabi And Singapore <http://app.sprinter.gov.sg/data/pr/20080321997.pdf>
by Singapore Government
(Note: PDF document.)
**** Another Alleged JI Member Detained... But Where Is Mas Selamat? <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2008/03/23/test-2/>
by Gerald Giam, theonlinecitizen
I am not convinced that Mas Selamat is still in Singapore as the authorities have repeatedly insisted.
**** Cycling Study Only For Tampines <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/244397.asp>
by Alvin Lee, Traffic Police, Suhana Kharudin, Land Transport Authority, Stephen Yeo, Committee For Tampines Grassroots Organisations, Today
The Traffic Police and the LTA would obviously study carefully the results of the Tampines trial to better understand the issues involved in any proposal to allow cyclists on footways for other parts of Singapore.
However, even if the decision is taken following the trial to allow cycling on footways in Tampines, it does not automatically follow that this would be extended to other towns.
**** A True Vault Of Our Collective Memory? <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/244428.asp>
by Kog Yue Choong, Today
National Museum has crucial function to fulfil beyond being an F&B outlet.
**** Will There Be Enough Singaporeans For Casino Jobs? <http://www.todayonline.com/articles/244438.asp>
by Channel NewsAsia
Three out of four jobs at its casino have been pledged to Singaproeans but this is a quota the Marina Bay Sands integrated resort may not be able to fulfil, said the founder of Singapore's latest casino training school.
The reason: Not enough locals are being trained for the job.
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