Newsletter 333


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[1]Practical Tips On Writing A Book
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/krr1w7

Steve Silberman | Neurotribes | 2 June 2011

Charming blog post. Science reporter earns (well-deserved) first book
  contract. Then the nerves kick in. Thankfully, 23 experienced authors lend
  invaluable advice. Including Carl Zimmer, Jonah Lehrer, Cory Doctorow
  [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/practical-tips-writing-book

[3]Seeing Through Transparency
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/kAik4W

Sarah Leonard | Dissent Magazine | 26 May 2011

A provocative essay arguing that the data fetish - promoted by WikiLeaks and
  their supporters - has become an end in itself, which often distracts us
  from tackling the world's problems through more effective means [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/seeing-through-transparency

[5]China's Glorious New Past
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/ioLbc3

Ian Johnson | NYRB | 1 June 2011

Writer returns to Datong, once grimy coal town now recapturing its past.
  "I’ve been in China long enough to know the futility of nostalgia for old
  cities, but I was still shocked when I went back for the first time in 10
  years" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/chinas-glorious-new-past

[7]Feast And Famine
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/m0FGAs

Siddharta Deb | Boston Review | 31 May 2011

Why do so many Indians continue to starve despite India's impressive growth?
  An interesting take on how the country's high rate of inequality exacerbates
  its malnutrition problem [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/feast-and-famine

[9]Industrial Espionage: Spying Rife As Web Adds To Risks
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/kIuk9e

Maija Palmer | FT | 2 June 2011

A well-researched account of recent trends in cyber espionage including some
  fascinating statistics. Its annual toll on the UK economy - $27 billion; on
  the German economy - $75 billion [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/industrial-espionage-spying-rife-web-adds-risks

[11]How The Library Of Congress Is Building The Twitter Archive
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/ix8nKn

Audrey Watters | O'Reilly Radar | 2 June 2011

A year ago the Library of Congress announced it would be archiving all of
  our tweets. What have they accomplished since then? [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/how-library-congress-building-twitter-archive

FiveBooks Interview

[13]Joseph Nye on Global Power
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/joseph-nye-on-global-power

The Harvard academic talks about changing power in the 21st century – and
  how whose story wins matters as much as whose army wins

Featured Topic

[14]Natural History
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/natural-history

Everything you need to know about natural history. Experts from London's
  Natural History Museum discuss their top five books on everything - from
  bats to plants, dinosaurs to meteorites and more

Reader Recommendations

_@DMHardc_ _@TheBrowser_ this is great: [15]bit.ly/iqgekw _#browsings _
    Links:
      15. http://bit.ly/iqgekw

Book of the Day

[16]Rebel Without a Crew: Or How a 23-Year-Old Film-Maker With $7,000 Became a
Hollywood Player by Robert Rodriguez
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/rebel-without-crew-or-how-23-year-old-film-maker-7000-became-hollywood-player-by-robert-

[17]Mat  Whitecross says: "When this book came out it was so inspiring
  because Rodriguez said just grab hold of a camera and go off and shoot"
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mat-whitecross-on-film-directing

Video of the Day

[18]George Lucas Strikes Back
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/videos/george-lucas-strikes-back

The real back-story to the Star Wars sequels

Quote of the Day

[19]Deirdre McCloskey updates Hemingway
    Links:
      19. http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/obvious-secret_571613.html?nopager=1

"The poor are not better than you and me. They’re just poorer"

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