Newsletter 450


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]It Knows
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/nBJ6Iy

Daniel Soar | LRB | 28 September 2011

Most of us use Google without appreciating what a massive information
  gathering enterprise it is. And that we, the users, are its product, not its
  customers. What it knows, and may seek to know, about us is quite
  mind-boggling [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/it-knows

[7]A Search For The Real Ratko Mladic
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/qHpc7p

Erich Follath | Spiegel | 30 September 2011

Hollywood could not have found a more convincing war villain, wrote Richard
  Holbrooke. "He was one of those lethal combinations that history thrusts up
  occasionally – a charismatic murderer." But that's not how everyone sees it
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/search-real-ratko-mladic

[9]Innovation Starvation
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/rpIm7V

Neal Stephenson | World Policy Journal | 1 October 2011

America has given up on space. It can't hack alternative energy. It doesn't
  do big science because it's frightened of risk, frightened of failure. Even
  science fiction has shifted focus towards darker, more sceptical themes
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/innovation-starvation

[11]The Price Of Oranges
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/qq7Qca

Jason Burke | Guernica | 3 October 2011

With Benazir Bhutto. Long-time South Asia correspondent recalls encounters
  with former Pakistani head of government, usually over tea and _burfi_.
  Liked to gossip; didn't grasp how country had changed during her exile
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/price-oranges

[13]The Coffee Shop Baby
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/pYUI71

Tony Dokoupil | Newsweek | 2 October 2011

Dismayed by sperm bank pricing, Beth and Nicole typed these words into a
  search engine: "Free sperm donor". The underground world they found spurred
  them to launch the Free Sperm Donor Registry. Reporter investigates
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/coffee-shop-baby

[15]La Bella Vita
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/p4ul8P

Joshua Levine | WSJ | 29 September 2011

Interesting if friendly profile of Ferrari chairman, Luca Cordero di
  Montezemolo. Elegant aristocrat who pulled Ferrari up by its bootstraps.
  Very popular in Italy. Isn't doing much to dampen speculation that he could
  enter politics [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/la-bella-vita

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Orson Scott Card on Science Fiction
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/orson-scott-card-on-science-fiction

The sci-fi author tells us how the genre evolved from “gosh-wow” novels of
  the 1920s into some of the most inventive fiction being written today. He
  recommends five books sure to get new readers hooked [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/orson-scott-card-on-science-fiction

Featured Topic

[19]China
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/china

Everything you need to know about the rising power. Original interviews with
  experts such as Richard Baum, Isabel Hilton, and Xinran - and the books and
  articles they recommend [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/china

Reader Recommendations

_ _[21]@farnamstreet It’s Good to Be Michael
  Lewis [22]http://goo.gl/5UPqD [23]#longreads [24]#browsings [25]More like
  this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/#!/search/@farnamstreet
      22. http://nymag.com/print/?/news/features/michael-lewis-2011-10
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#longreads
      24. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/selected-letters-martha-gellhorn-by-caroline-moorehead

[27]The Selected Letters of Martha Gellhorn by Caroline Moorehead
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/selected-letters-martha-gellhorn-by-caroline-moorehead

[28]Gayle Lemmon says: “She’s funny, charming and compelling about why
  gender  shouldn’t keep her from being able to cover war” [29]FiveBooks
  Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/gayle-lemmon-on-women-and-war
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]The Phony War
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/phony-war

Androids  and  iPhone  make love, not war. From the Swiss Broadcasting
  Corporation [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Warren Buffett, on investing
    Links:
      32. http://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2011/10/warren-buffett-on-temperament

"Once you have ordinary intelligence, what you need is the temperament to
    control the urges that get other people into trouble"

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

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