[MyAppleMenu] May 11, 2009
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**** Should Apple Be Arbiter Of Taste For iPhone Apps? <http://adage.com/article?article_id=136545>
by Rita Chang, Advertising Age
Yeah, they have an app for that. But should they?
**** Demands On Network Are An iPhone Hang-Up <http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124200303430005275.html>
by Martin Peers, Wall Street Journal
Web applications popular with iPhone customers are bandwidth hogs.
**** Citrix Demos Of A New Kind Of Virtual Machine For Mac <http://www.macrumors.com/2009/05/11/citrix-demos-of-a-new-kind-of-virtual-machine-for-mac/>
by Arnold Kim, Mac Rumors
**** SHoveBox Mobile For iPhone <http://www.macworld.com/article/140285/2009/05/shoveboxmobile.html?lsrc=rss_main>
by John Fuller, Macworld
**** Apple 17-Inch MacBook Pro Is A Head-Turner <http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/product/apple-17-inch-macbook-pro-is-a-head-turner-845>
by Cameron Sturdevant, eWeekEurope.co.uk
Appleâs 17-inch MacBook Pro is appropriate for high-value content producers and executives who desire a highly capable desktop replacement that turns heads when it enters the room.
**** Is The Apple TV A Stealth Games Console? <http://www.macworld.co.uk/digitallifestyle/news/index.cfm?newsid=25970&pagtype=allchandate>
by Nick Spence, Macworld UK
The Tomorrow Weblog
**** A Latte With Journalism On The Side <http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/11/technology/internet/11iht-papers.html?_r=1&ref=technology>
by Eric Pfanner, New York Times
**** New Search Tool Aims At Answering Tough Queries, But Not At Taking On Google <http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/11/technology/internet/11search.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss>
by Miguel Helft, New York Times
**** Wall Street Journal Plans Micropayments Model <http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10237303-93.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20>
by Steven Musil, CNET
The Wall Street Journal is expected to begin charging nonsubscribers micropayments for access to individual articles, according to a report Sunday in The Financial Times.
**** Stephen Wolfram Reveals Radical New Formula For Web Search <http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/05/blog_epicenter_0511_wolframlevy>
by Steven Levy, Wired
The product of four years of development, Alpha is an engine for answers. Its ambition is to delve into âall the knowledge in the world,â Wolfram says, to find and calculate information. Though Alphaâs interface evokes Google â whose co-founder Sergey Brin once spent a summer interning for Wolfram â itâs more like the anti-Google.
**** Door-Slams By MSM Journos <http://www.scripting.com/stories/2009/05/10/doorslamsByMsmJournos.html>
by Dave Winer, Scripting News
Today's journalists are already an anachronism, and I think they know it, and that's why there's so much anger.
**** Delphiniums In A Window Box <http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/poetry/2009/05/18/090518po_poem_young>
by Dean Young, The New Yorker
**** Lines On The Poet's Turning Forty <http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/poetry/2009/05/18/090518po_poem_frazier>
by Ian Frazier, The New Yorker
**** Don't! <http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/05/18/090518fa_fact_lehrer>
by Jonah Lehrer, The New Yorker
The secret of self-control.
**** More Head Or Heart? <http://tnp.sg/news/story/0,4136,201573,00.html?>
by New Paper
Should it be called a 'meet-the-problem' session instead?
If so, it will help clarify how the sessions can evolve to better serve the target audience. To put it another way, it will help clarify what should lead the way - the head or the heart?
How about reducing the need for 'meet-the-problem' session instead? Minimum salary, single agency to actively seek out and provide those with welfare, and a more transparent and flexible civil service will go a long way.
**** We Want Our Child To Grow Up Non-Discriminative <http://www.straitstimes.com/ST%2BForum/Online%2BStory/STIStory_374929.html>
by Margaret Tan, Teo Thiam Seng, Straits Times
Singapore is a multicultural and multireligious society and MOE must recognise that not all religious groups and non-believers necessarily think of homosexuality as immoral or criminal. At the end of the day, what we want for our child is that he grows up non-discriminative and non-prejudicial, and is able to make critical decisions, and love and be loved in return.
**** Milder Than Originally Feared: MOH <http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC090511-0000048/Milder-than-originally-feared--MOH>
by Esther Ng, Today
It's official - Singaporeâs H1N1 health alert has stepped down from Orange to Yellow. According to the Ministry of Health (MOH), the new strain âseems milder than originally fearedâ.
**** Something That May Be Making The Rounds <http://siewkumhong.blogspot.com/2009/05/something-that-may-be-making-rounds.html>
by Siew Kum Hong
**** ST Apologizes To Dr William Tan For Lying And Publicizing His Non-Existent Illness <http://wayangparty.com/?p=9191>
by The Wayang Party Club
A virtual monopoly in the market has caused the state media to become complacent and slack, leading to fast deteriorating journalistic standards.
**** The Fallacy Of "Growth At All Costs" (Part One) <http://theonlinecitizen.com/2009/05/the-fallacy-of-âgrowth-at-all-costsâ-part-one/>
by Rajiv Chaudhry, The Online Citizen
The equation does not hold when a country is small, has limited resources and land size, and has achieved near developed country status. To continue to seek unlimited growth under these circumstances when a tipping point has been reached will result in a slow but sure decline.
**** Much That Wong Kan Seng Needs To Account For <http://www.yoursdp.org/index.php/component/content/article/2349-much-that-wong-kan-seng-needs-to-account-for>
by Singapore Democrats
There needs to be a full independent inquiry into the entire episode surrounding the Mas Selamat saga, an inquiry that must not take the form of the Commission of Inquiry that was appointed last year, one that no one took seriously. And Mr Wong Kan Seng must be at the centre of the probe to answer questions that are bursting to be asked.
**** Archiving J B Jeyaretnam's Papers For Posterity <http://www.yawningbread.org/arch_2009/yax-1022.htm>
by Au Waipang, Yawning Bread
It is a sad reflection of the corruption that has crept into out country's institutions that we instinctively ask such questions. We all know that lines have been blurred between state, government and ruling party. In fact, it is part of JBJ's legacy that we have been shown this.
**** Visa Requirements For Mexican Nationals Lifted From Tuesday <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/428468/1/.html>
by Lynda Hong, Channel NewsAsia
**** It's Time To Move Beyond The Nature/Nurture Divide <http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php?/site/reviewofbooks_article/6601/>
by Helene Guldberg, Spiked
In advising parents to ignore hectoring experts, Judith Rich Harrisâs book still packs a punch 10 years on. But its use of evolutionary theory and social psychology to explain how people are âshapedâ leaves much to be desired.
**** Young, But Not Clueless <http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/Isay/EDC090511-0000077/Young,-but-not-clueless>
by Kym Ng, Today
I do agree that parents have the right to be concerned about the content of these sex education programmes. But teenagers have the right to be educated, to make informed and sound decisions about their sexuality and their individual bodies.
To anything less, just because of an adult brouhaha, would be irresponsible. It essentially would deny children the right to education, and to safety.
**** How I Took On The Burmese Junta And Won <http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/asia_file/blog/2009/05/11/how_i_took_on_the_burmese_junta_and_won>
by Ben Bland, Telegraph
The repressive Burmese junta may have to put plans for an extensive new airport in their secretive capital Naypyidaw on hold after one of Australia's largest engineering companies pulled out of the project in rather hasty fashion because I exposed their involvement in the questionable development.
Rather bizarrely, the company in question, Downer EDI, claimed that it was unaware that its wholly-owned Singapore-based consultancy arm CPG had been contracted to design the airport until I informed them of the fact last week.
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