Newsletter 461


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]Occupation: From Wall Street To The University
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/qYJuMs

Dan Primack | Fortune | 5 October 2011

Here the case is made that Occupy Wall Street is giving voice to a larger
  feeling of discontent. Amongst that is the affordability and accessibility
  of a university education [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/occupation-wall-street-university

[7]Ricardo Hausmann On Economic Complexity
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/p0nsmN

Ethan Zuckerman | My Heart's In Accra | 12 October 2011

"The average American employee works with 100 coworkers. The average Indian
  employee works with 4 coworkers. The difference in wealth and income between
  nations is closely related to the ability of firms to take on complex tasks"
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/ricardo-hausmann-economic-complexity

[9]Infographic: 7 Disruptive Innovations
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/njd6UF

Charlie White | Mashable | 9 October 2011

Headline continues: 'That Turned Their Markets Upside Down'. Actually, the
  title is a bit of a misnomer, as it only looks at what has happened in the
  past couple of years, but what a couple of years it has been… [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/infographic-7-disruptive-innovations

[11]The Invisible Fastball
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/oidlx3

Chris Ballard & Owen Good | Sports Illustrated | 11 October 2011

A baseball tale from 1950s America when players were neither wealthy nor
  coddled. And a minor league pitcher by the name of Kelly Jack Swift, who
  farmed tobacco and threw only fastballs, accomplished something we'll never
  see again [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/invisible-fastball

[13]The Mysteries Of The World
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/pY2azk

Anderson Tepper | TinHouse | 1 October 2011

Conversation with author Ben Okri in which he discusses his work and life as
  a young Nigerian writer in England. "Poetry is probably the most important
  part of my writing. It’s the foundation; it’s the source of everything else"
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/mysteries-world

[15]The Singularity Isn't Near
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/qbdWIy

Paul Allen | Tech Review | 12 October 2011

Microsoft founder argues that the "Singularity" -- the point at which
  advanced machines surpass all human capabilities -- is still way off.
  Mapping brain functions to software is simply too complex. Even if
  processing power explodes [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/singularity-isnt-near

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]Epic Adventures
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/epic-adventures

Extreme tourism, unwise adventure and plain bad luck. Enjoy it all from the
  comfort of your armchair [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/epic-adventures

Reader Recommendations

@[21]nuzav New Statesman - The boom was the illusion  [22]t.co/UifxzXRj
  #[23]Browsings
  [24]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/nuzav
      22. http://t.co/UifxzXRj
      23. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#Browsings
      24. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/almanac-dead-by-leslie-marmon-silko

[26]Almanac of the Dead by Leslie Marmon Silko
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/almanac-dead-by-leslie-marmon-silko

[27]Claudia Sadowski-Smith says: “Silko wants to show that borders matter
  and  that  they impact on the lives of indigenous peoples, mainly in a
  negative way” [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/claudia-sadowski-smith-on-border-stories
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]Canal+: The Bear
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/canal-bear

You  have to admit it works. But can you begin to explain why, or how?
  [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Daniel Davies, on deserts
    Links:
      31. http://d-squareddigest.blogspot.com/2011/03/prior-planning-prevents-piss-poor.html

"If you don't really know what you want, you're likely to get what you
    deserve"

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

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