Newsletter 460


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]The Sorcerer's Apprentice
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/rkCohi

Adam Satariano, Peter Burrows & Brad Stone | Businessweek | 13 October 2011

Introducing Scott Forstall, head of iOS development at Apple. Youngest
  senior executive at the company. Polarising visionary with a painstaking
  attention to detail. Signature on-stage costume. Sound familiar? It should
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/sorcerers-apprentice

[7]The Instability Of Inequality
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/qc0JMe

Nouriel Roubini | Project Syndicate | 13 October 2011

Marx oversold socialism but was right about capitalism's potential for
  self-destruction. Any new economic model must address inequality, rebalance
  relative roles of market and state. Without it, protests will only become
  more severe [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/instability-inequality

[9]The Economics Of The Arab Spring
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/qm6iUG

Adeel Malik & Bassem Awdallah | Al Jazeera | 13 October 2011

Many Arab economies are dominated by the state, with unhealthy subsidies,
  anti-competitive practices and reliance on foreign aid. Private sector
  opportunities driven by privilege and patronage. Change is needed. Will it
  come? [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/economics-arab-spring

[11]Obituary: Sir Hilary Synnott
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/q9fKzq

Anonymous | Telegraph | 13 October 2011

British diplomat sent to run southern Iraq in 2003. No phone, no computer,
  no strategy. Fiasco. "He was tempted to call his book 'Bugger Basra'. It was
  more than two years after his return that he felt calm enough to write it"
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/obituary-sir-hilary-synnott

[13]The Meaning Of Hockey
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/qipkGv

Stephen Marche | Walrus | 12 October 2011

As rugby is to New Zealand and horse racing to Ireland, so (ice) hockey is
  to Canada. The sport's visceral appeal, its excusing of violence, lies in
  its expression of wildness and northernness – in short, the Canadian dream
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/meaning-hockey

[15]An Adventure In The Nth Dimension
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/pghpVr

Brian Hayes | American Scientist | 13 October 2011

"The relation between volume and dimension is not at all what I expected;
  indeed, it’s one of the zaniest things I’ve ever come upon in mathematics."
  Ready for some equations? Here's a look at the world of multidimensional
  geometry [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/adventure-nth-dimension

FiveBooks Interview

[17]John Sutherland on Victorian Fiction
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-sutherland-on-victorian-fiction

The professor of English literature tells us about his favourite novels in a
  golden era for fiction, and the dilemma, still with us today, that led
  Dickens to write two different endings for _Great Expectations_
  [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-sutherland-on-victorian-fiction

Featured Topic

[19]Great Obituaries
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/great-obituaries

Raise a glass to life's characters with our collection of writing about
  eventful, unconventional lives. RIP [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/great-obituaries

Reader Recommendations

_obitmag #browsings #longreads_ A Fond Farewell: Funeral sex may be death's
  best  antidote.  People  flirt  at  funerals…Really? [21]t.co/vDNEIpUe
  [22]#browsings [23]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://t.co/vDNEIpUe
      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/violent-land-by-david-courtwright

[25]Violent Land by David Courtwright
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/violent-land-by-david-courtwright

[26]Steven  Pinker  says: “Courtwright takes on the puzzle of American
  violence  in  a  rich narrative which weaves history with evolutionary
  psychology and neurobiology” [27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/steven-pinker-on-decline-violence
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[28]The Magic Of Reality
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/magic-reality

Richard Dawkins discusses his latest book in which he explains the beauty of
  scientifically revealed reality
  [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[30]Karl Smith, on human nature
    Links:
      30. http://modeledbehavior.com/2011/03/15/economic-damages-are-not-just-damages-to-the-economy

"While most people would be reluctant to exchange their life for cash,
    many people would risk their lives for cash"

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

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