Newsletter 248


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

[1]New New Orleans
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      1. http://b.rw/gVABxr

Nicholas Lemann | NYRB | 4 March 2011

Review of films by Spike Lee and others. "Ever-present white fear of black
  insurrection spiked after Katrina. There was a palpable longing for New
  Orleans to be reconstituted as another Charleston or Savannah—smaller,
  safer, whiter"

[2]Twitter Was Act One
    Links:
      2. http://b.rw/i635Ty

David Kirkpatrick | Vanity Fair | 2 March 2011

Profile of Jack Dorsey, game-changer. Invented Twitter when stuck in New
  York taxi, listening to dispatchers on radio. But couldn't manage company.
  Got pushed out. New start-up, Square, makes any smart-phone a credit-card
  terminal

[3]Libya's Escalating Drama Reopens Case For Liberal Intervention
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      3. http://b.rw/gpPChe

Timothy Garton Ash | Guardian | 3 March 2011

"I defy anyone to watch Gaddafi's planes attacking besieged towns and not
  accept that there is at least a legitimate question whether outside powers
  should intervene in some way to prevent him killing more of his own people"

[4]Sri Lanka: Living Dangerously
    Links:
      4. http://b.rw/eywWct

Michael Hardy | The American Scholar | 2 March 2011

Remarkable account of life as investigative journalist in Sri Lanka - one of
  most dangerous places to be a reporter. Ranked "fourth worst country in the
  world for press freedom, behind only the Philippines, Somalia and Iraq"

[5]How to Make Money in 6 Easy Steps
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/gkjK50

Jason Fried | Inc Magazine | 1 March 2011

Entrepreneur behind software and design firm 37Signals shares valuable
  lesson on how to build a profitable company. Explained through thoroughly
  engaging personal account of his time as small business owner. Essential
  reading

[6]The Blind Man Who Taught Himself To See
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/hhz6uP

Michael Finkel | Men's Journal | 1 March 2011

The story of Daniel Kish and how he taught himself to "see" like a dolphin,
  using echolocation. "He can hear a building 1,000 feet away, a tree from 30
  feet, a person from six feet." No colour but he can "see" round corners

Today's FiveBooks Interview

[7]Clarence B Jones on =THE BEST SPEECHES OF ALL TIME=
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/clarence-b-jones-on-best-speeches-all-time

Speechwriter, counsel and friend to Martin Luther King Jr says that watching
  Dr King make the ‘I Have a Dream’ speech was like seeing lightning captured
  in a bottle [8]Continue reading…
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/clarence-b-jones-on-best-speeches-all-time

Topic

[9]Popular Science
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/topics/popular-science

Black holes, DIY bio-engineering, aliens and more. Interviews and articles
  from many of the biggest names in Science. No prior knowledge necessary
  [10]Continue reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/topics/popular-science

Book of the Day

[11]Washington
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/washington-by-douglas-southall-freeman

-by Douglas Southall Freeman -
  _H  W  Brands  says:_ “This is the closest thing we have to a definitive
  account of Washington’s life.”

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

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From [13]@[14]TheAmScho  A new post by William Zinsser telling us about what
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