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

[5]The Steve Jobs I Knew
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/pTh1TL

Walter Mossberg | WSJ | 6 October 2011

Tribute to Apple co-founder by tech journalist who knew him well. A business
  and industry great to rank alongside Edison and Ford. Inspired staff with
  vision, managed well, took big risks where necessary, showman and salesman
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/steve-jobs-i-knew

[7]Debt And Dumb
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/mRq5aN

Simon Johnson & James Kwak | Vanity Fair | 6 October 2011

Fine essay on history of US fiscal policy. First treasury secretary,
  Alexander Hamilton, understood that "good credit", based on power to tax,
  was the key to a nation's security. Does the Tea Party risk destroying his
  legacy? [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/debt-and-dumb

[9]What's The Most Important Lesson You Learned From A Teacher?
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/pNPmVC

Steve Silberman | NeuroTribes | 5 October 2011

Today's antidote to gloom. Lovely tribute to teachers by Silberman
  introduces series of short reminiscences by science writers. Contributions
  by Rebecca Skloot, Deborah Blum, David Dobbs and more [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/whats-most-important-lesson-you-learned-teacher

[11]Working In The Dark
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/qj7Nni

Robert Solow | New Republic | 28 September 2011

Magnificent. Nobel laureate reviews Grand Pursuit, a history of major
  figures in economics. Soon turns into wonderful explanation of true
  importance, and continuing relevance, of Marshall, Schumpeter, Keynes,
  Fisher and Hayek [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/working-dark

[13]The End Of The Future
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/qAUBJB

Peter Thiel | National Review | 3 October 2011

Superb essay arguing that progress in science and technology is stalling.
  "The technology slowdown threatens not just our financial markets, but the
  entire modern political order, which is predicated on easy and relentless
  growth" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/end-future

[15]Australia's Slot Canyons
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/oThmAk

Mark Jenkins | National Geographic | 17 September 2011

"The Swiss have mountains, so they climb. Canadians have lakes, so they
  canoe. The Australians have canyons, so they go canyoneering, a hybrid form
  of madness halfway between mountaineering and caving." Reporter tries it out
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/australias-slot-canyons

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Armistead Maupin on San Francisco Novels
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/armistead-maupin-on-san-francisco-novels

The author of the wonderful _Tales of the City_ series tells us about San
  Francisco’s spirit of place, and the books which best capture the city’s
  sense of possibility and noirish feel [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/armistead-maupin-on-san-francisco-novels

Featured Topic

[19]Steve Jobs's Legacy
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/steve-jobss-legacy

The great man has gone. Here's what we should remember him for and what his
  absence will mean for Apple [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/steve-jobss-legacy

Reader Recommendations

@[21]prospect_uk John  Gray  on  Steven Pinker: we're not getting less
  violent—we've just exported our conflicts
  [22]t.co/TJ69IuOU #[23]browsings #[24]longreads
  [25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/prospect_uk
      22. http://t.co/TJ69IuOU
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#longreads
      25. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[26]Book of the Day
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/auschwitz-album-by-peter-hellman

[27]The Auschwitz Album by Peter Hellman
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/auschwitz-album-by-peter-hellman

[28]Errol  Morris  says: “ I feel the pull of The Auschwitz Album very
  powerfully. We're looking at something that is indecent, it's cruel beyond
  imagination and yet it's real” [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/errol-morris-on-photography-and-reality
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]The Innovator's Cookbook
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/innovators-cookbook

Promotional short for Steven Johnson's new book [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Steve Jobs, on death
    Links:
      32. http://news.stanford.edu/news/2005/june15/jobs-061505.html

"Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's
    change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new"

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

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