Newsletter 342


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

[1]A Brief History Of The Corporation: 1600 to 2100
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/mB4pNI

Venkat | RibbonFarm | 8 June 2011

Not so brief actually but outstanding on globalisation and the end of the
  corporation. We are entering an era of Coesian growth which "is
  fundamentally not measured in aggregate terms at all. It is measured in
  individual terms" [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/brief-history-corporation-1600-2100

[3]The Fall Of The House Of Assad
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/l90eVX

Robin Yassin-Kassab | Foreign Policy | 10 June 2011

Syria is slipping towards war. Possibly Libya-type scenario with opposition
  attacking regime from safe haven area in north. Other possibility is
  sectarian war. Assad's tactic is to simulate it. Risk is it could become
  real [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/fall-house-assad

[5]This Is Not The way I'd Imagined Bill Gates
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/ifJ71J

Caroline Graham | Daily Mail | 11 June 2011

Rare interview with Microsoft founder. Discusses his family, wealth and
  celebrity, and commitment to philanthropy. "Understanding science and
  pushing the boundaries of science is what makes me immensely satisfied"
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/not-way-id-imagined-bill-gates

[7]The Greatest Paper That Ever Died
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/jIOYc4

Alex French & Howie Kahn | Grantland | 8 June 2011

"Radically brilliant. Absurdly ahead of its time. Ridiculously poorly
  planned. The National Sports Daily changed everything about sports
  journalism — and torched $150m in the process." An oral history, told by
  those who were there [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/greatest-paper-ever-died

[9]"The Book of Mormon": No Offense
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/lXkHIe

James Fenton | NYRB | 12 June 2011

"South Park" team produces musical about Mormon missionaries. What could
  possibly go wrong? And yet: "When the audience rises to its feet at the end,
  a blow has been struck on behalf of the Mormons and their crazy African
  adventure" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/book-mormon-no-offense

[11]Dazzling Photographs Of Earth From Above
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/igcT37

Erin Wayman | Smithsonian | 9 June 2011

Collection of extraordinary satellite images of earth more at home in an art
  museum than a scientific archive. From mountains to glaciers and deserts.
  Easy to agree that "nature often inspires art, but sometimes it is art"
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/dazzling-photographs-earth-above

FiveBooks Interview

[13]Dorian Lynskey on Protest Songs
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dorian-lynskey-on-protest-songs

The journalist and author tells us what happens when protest meets pop
  music, which book inspired Springsteen and where hip-hop is most potent
  today

Featured Topic

[14]Journalism
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/journalism

Find out what it's really like to be a journalist. Read about the shadowy
  world of foreign reporting, learn what makes a great article and delve into
  the history of journalism

Reader Recommendations

@[15]ManchurianDevil  RT  @[16]tnr:  The origins of #[17]Obama's legal
  philosophy, and the troubling
  consequences [18]ow.ly/5goxf #[19]longreads #[20]browsings
    Links:
      15. http://twitter.com/ManchurianDevil
      16. http://twitter.com/tnr
      17. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#Obama
      18. http://ow.ly/5goxf
      19. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#longreads
      20. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Day

[21]Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations by Clay
Shirky
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/here-comes-everybody-power-organizing-without-organizations-by-clay-shirky

[22]Richard Tofel says: "It’s the smartest thing that I have read, of book
  length, about social media and what it means and will mean"
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/richard-tofel-on-changing-business-journalism

Video of the Day

[23]You Just Don't Get It!
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/videos/you-just-dont-get-it

A montage of cinema's most pervasive scripting cliché

Quote of the Day

[24]Peter Greenaway, on acting
    Links:
      24. http://uwainsl.blogspot.com/2011/05/peter-greenaway-interview-following.html

"An actor is someone who has been trained to pretend he is not being
    watched"

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