March 2009

Here’s my review of the new David Ignatius’ spy novel, “The Increment”: Compelling: strikes a good balance between naivety and cynicism My initial encounter with The Increment was unpromising: an omniscient narrator remarking about the actions of the central characters in Tehran and Washington. Fortunately, the narrator’s voice was soon muted, and we were embroiled…

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In the last week, I have used all of the following interpersonal communications technologies. By “used”, I mean actively participated, initiating and responding. Voice: Cell phone, Skype VOIP Real-time text: Skype IM, Facebook IM Narrowcast messaging: Email, LinkedIn, Facebook Broadcast messaging: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, blogging (posting and commenting) I can’t escape the feeling that a…

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Watching the Australian GP practice…. this is going to be a topsy-turvy kind of season. Any bets on when the first KERS battery explodes? # Joe Gregorio: “The ultimate destination of programming language evolution is lisp-without-parentheses.” http://tr.im/hU8i AARGH!! # Settling down to watch qualifying for the Australian GP – will Ferrari and McLaren make it…

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Congress approved landmark legislation today that opens the door for a new era on Wall Street in which commercial banks, securities houses and insurers will find it easier and cheaper to enter one another’s businesses. The measure, considered by many the most important banking legislation in 66 years, was approved in the Senate by a…

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