Newsletter 200


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

[1]Choke Point Penn
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Andrew Grossman | WSJ | 4 January 2011

A day with Kevin O'Connor, the man responsible for making New Jersey
  Transit's trains run on time, in and out of New York's Penn Station. "You
  play the hand that's been dealt you. Unfortunately, sometimes the hand
  sucks"

[2]Is Ballet Dying?
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      2. http://b.rw/gjdNia

Alastair Macaulay | NYT | 4 January 2011

Sceptical, waspish, expert review of "Apollo’s Angels", by Jennifer Holman,
  which contends that ballet is dying. On the contrary, it's reviving, says
  Macaulay. It hit bottom in 1990s with deaths of Balanchine and Ashton

[3]Our Fingers, And What We Do With Them
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      3. http://b.rw/huwv7d

Ferdinand Mount | TLS | 5 January 2011

Miniature masterpiece. Carping review of "The Finger", by Angus Trumble.
  Every sentence a gem. Who knew Roman merchants could count up to a million
  on their fingers? Or that Queen Mary used to buy her nail polish at
  Woolworths?

[4]Hard Core
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      4. http://b.rw/g1lEDz

Natasha Vargas-Cooper | Atlantic | 5 January 2011

Post-internet, customers don't have to shuffle into a sleazy cinema or
  sex-shop to get pornography. What do we learn about revealed preferences?
  Turns out, society has hard-core tastes. Demand skews way beyond naughty
  nurses
  [5]View full selection
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      5. http://thebrowser.com/best

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[6]Simon Garfield on =TYPEFACES=
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/simon-garfield-on-typefaces

Simon Garfield, the author of _Just My Type_, talks about the fonts we love
  and the fonts we love to hate. Comic Sans is famously the world’s most
  loathed. [7]Continue reading…
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/simon-garfield-on-typefaces

Topic

[8]Climate Change
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/topics/climate-change-0

Want to know how our planet is faring? Access the definitive reading list on
  climate change, as recommended by Jonathan Porritt and others, and read
  articles that will get you past the smoke and mirrors of Climategate
  [9]Continue reading…
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/climate-change-0

Book of the Day

[10]Signs: Lettering in the Environment
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/signs-lettering-environment-by-phil-baines-and-catherine-dixon

-by Phil Baines and Catherine Dixon - It’s a large format book and it’s
  written by two people who work at Central Saint Martins College of Art and
  Design. It’s predominantly photographs with brief captions and it just shows
  you how type is used on signs throughout the world: road signs, engravings
  on big important buildings in Rome, signs on departure boards.

[11]More recommendations…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Browsings

[12]polit2k iPhone = Mac 2.0 | Apple has close to half of all smartphone
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  More user recommended #browsings…
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