Newsletter 106


Hic sunt camelopardus: this historical edition of The Browser is presented for archaeological purposes; links and formatting may be broken.

Email not displaying correctly? [1]View it in your browser.
    Links:
      1. *|ARCHIVE|*

Writing Worth Reading

[2]Defying The Mafia
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/aYdC1A

Joshua Hammer | Smithsonian | 20 September 2010

Organised public resistance to Sicily's Cosa Nostra now possible, even
  successful. Confiscated Mafia assets used for social projects. Former home
  of Toto Riina now journalists' society

[3]True History Of US Religious Tolerance
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/a94Y9X

Kenneth Davis | Smithsonian | 20 September 2010

Idea that America has always been a bastion of religious freedom is
  reassuring, but at odds with the historical record. The real story is much
  more awkward, embarrassing and bloody

[4]Blimey. What To Say To The Pope?
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/dvW5fk

Boris Johnson | Telegraph | 20 September 2010

Mayor of London wonders how best to welcome Pope Benedict: "Long time no See
  ... I felt like a woad-painted savage called upon to explain the religious
  back-sliding of the tribe"

[5]Aggregators: Good Ones vs Looters
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/cPkA5f

Frédéric Filloux | Monday Note | 19 September 2010

Skip the first couple of paragraphs, cut straight to the analysis of the
  Huffington Post, "smartest digital news machine ever, and mother of all news
  internet impostures"

[6]In Praise Of Inflation
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/cU1l21

James Surowiecki | New Yorker | 20 September 2010

Modestly higher inflation target could encourage consumption, growth. But
  Fed reluctant. American public too, because they associate inflation
  primarily with rising prices, social tensions

[7]Meat Eaters
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/crEn0R

Jeff McMahan | NYT | 19 September 2010

Is it our moral duty to bring about the extinction of carnivorous species,
  and their replacement with herbivorous ones? Animals suffer when they are
  hunted and killed, even by other animals

[8]Rejoining The Apple Family
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/c7wOWH

Austin Seraphin | Behind The Curtain | 11 September 2010

Blind user buys Apple Mac, helped by one-armed sales-person. Mac's
  accessibility, especially VoiceOver, rated way ahead of Windows's. Tribute
  to Steve Jobs's perfectionism. Excellent writing

[9]Mad Scientists, Rad Spinoffs
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/bb6uTG

R.U. Sirius | H+ | 19 September 2010

Interview with Michael Belfiore, author of book about defence research
  agency Darpa. Current projects include driverless cars, cyborg insects,
  programmable matter which can assemble itself in a 3D printer

[10]Down With Fun
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/bkgRtv

Schumpeter | Economist | 16 September 2010

Contradiction of trying to introduce fun into the workplace, as a spur to
  creativity. "As soon as fun becomes part of a corporate strategy it becomes
  an empty shell, a tiresome imposition"

[11]Topic: Farming And Food
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/topics/farming-and-food

Cruelty in farming. The joy of soy. Beware the coming crunches in farmland
  and fertiliser. And why so much bad food? [12]Continue reading...
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/topics/farming-and-food

[13]Today on FiveBooks: Millennium Development Goals
    Links:
      13. http://fivebooks.com

About [14]The Browser: _Editor_, [15]Robert Cottrell; _Managing
  Partner_, [16]Al Breach. Please [17]write to us if you would like to make a
  comment on the site, or suggest a link.
  [18]Unsubscribe *|EMAIL|* from this list | [19]Forward to a friend
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com
      15. robert@robertcottrell.com
      16. albreach@mac.com
      17. robert@robertcottrell.com
      18. *|UNSUB|*
      19. *|FORWARD|*

*|IF:REWARDS|*
  *|REWARDS_TEXT|*
  *|END:IF|*

Join 90,000+ curious readers who grow with us every day

No spam. No nonsense. Unsubscribe anytime.

Great! Check your inbox and click the link to confirm your subscription
Please enter a valid email address!
You've successfully subscribed to The Browser
Welcome back! You've successfully signed in
Could not sign in! Login link expired. Click here to retry
Cookies must be enabled in your browser to sign in
search