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

[1]The Browser
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

[5]Why Software Is Eating The World
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/pjFM6y

Marc Andreessen | WSJ | 20 August 2011

Leading VC says this isn't a bubble. It's more important than that: "We are
  in the middle of a dramatic and broad technological and economic shift in
  which software companies are poised to take over large swathes of the
  economy" [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-software-eating-world-0

[7]The Genius Who Lives Downstairs
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/onuGd4

Alexander Masters | Guardian | 19 August 2011

Simon Phillips Norton. Maths prodigy. IQ of 178. Eton and Cambridge. But one
  day his genius, or his confidence, collapsed. Now 60, he lives in a chaotic
  flat in Cambridge, eating tinned mackerel and collecting bus timetables
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/genius-who-lives-downstairs

[9]The Barra Bravas
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/o4upHY

Annie Kelly | Observer | 21 August 2011

Report on the violent gangs who control Argentine football with "a blaze of
  fire fights, drive-by shootings and mafia-style executions". Expect money
  laundering, narcotics, corrupt police, gun running. On matchdays. In the
  grounds [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/barra-bravas

[11]Asia's Lonely Hearts
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/p7kCKX

Anonymous | Economist | 20 August 2011

Marrying age has risen sharply in Asia. But a lot of women are not marrying
  later. They are not marrying at all. Greater freedom allowing women to make
  this choice is good, but there are also serious social implications
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/asias-lonely-hearts

[13]Advice From A 105-Year-Old Banker
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/qZfUcH

David Dudley | Daily Beast | 15 August 2011

In 1928 Irving Kahn started his first job on Wall St. Now, at 105, he's
  likely the world's oldest working investment banker. His opinion of current
  downturn? “There are a lot of opportunities out there, and one shouldn’t
  complain" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/advice-105-year-old-banker

[15]The Story Of How We Got Our Alphabets
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/oDoRlt

James Clackson | BBC | 19 August 2011

Beautifully produced five-minute audio slideshow with commentary by
  Cambridge classics lecturer James Clackson. Whistlestop world tour through
  Mesopotamia, China, the Mayan civilisation of Mexico, ancient Egypt, Greece
  and Rome [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/story-how-we-got-our-alphabets

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Turtle Bunbury on Family History
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/turtle-bunbury-on-family-history

The Irish-based writer says studying families is a fascinating way to learn
  about the past, and tells us about the books that have inspired his own
  investigations [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/turtle-bunbury-on-family-history

Featured Topic

[19]Republican Contenders
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/republican-contenders

Romney, Bachmann or Perry? AN Other? Read our selection of background and
  analysis articles on the Republicans hoping to be their party's choice to
  challenge President Obama [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/republican-contenders

Reader Recommendations

_@polit2k_  RT  _@Nouriel_:  Jeff  Sachs'  oped in the FT [21]t.co/uisVbQb
  Globaisation  hit  unskilled  hard,  bonanza 4 global super-rich _#gfc2_
  [22]#browsings [23]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://t.co/uisVbQb
      22. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      23. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[24]Book of the Day
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/european-literature-and-latin-middle-ages-by-ernst-robert-curtius

[25]European Literature and the Latin Middle Ages by Ernst Robert Curtius
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/european-literature-and-latin-middle-ages-by-ernst-robert-curtius

[26]Harold  Bloom says: “This is, I think, the finest work of literary
  scholarship in my time. It is an extraordinary study of the continuity of
  European literature” [27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/harold-bloom-on-literary-criticism
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[28]An Hour With Warren Buffett
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/hour-warren-buffett

Warren Buffett discusses his NYT op-ed piece "Stop Coddling The Super-Rich"
  [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[30]Andrew Brown, on civilisation
    Links:
      30. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/andrewbrown/2011/aug/20/why-i-am-not-catholic

"Civilisation is a process of extending tradition by argument"

[31]More quotes
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

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