Newsletter 464


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 Great Tech War Of 2012
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/pzMXl3

Farhad Manjoo | Fast Company | 17 October 2011

The four American companies that have come to define 21st century
  information technology and entertainment are on the verge of war. Amazon,
  Apple, Facebook and Google will fight it out across many markets. The rest
  are dust [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/great-tech-war-2012

[7]Holes In US Legal Case Against Alleged Iran Plotter
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/n4HXjY

Marcy Wheeler | Atlantic | 17 October 2011

First there was the implausibility. Now there appear to be significant holes
  in the legal case presented against Manssor Arbabsiar, the used-car salesman
  accused of plotting to blow up the Saudi ambassador in Washington
  [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/holes-us-legal-case-against-alleged-iran-plotter

[9]A Reality Show Of Some Interest
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/pMzZzO

Alec Bings | McSweeney's | 17 October 2011

Promising new column about life as a civil servant in Washington, DC. "For
  those of us who depend on the whim of the Oval Office to give our lives
  purpose, election-time tends to hand us a professional kind of
  schizophrenia" [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/reality-show-some-interest

[11]Political Economy Of Unhappiness
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/qMKoxj

Will Davies | New Left Review | 16 October 2011

New political interest in happiness and wellbeing is bringing psychology and
  economics together again after a century of separation. Leading to
  re-evaluation of work. Used to be viewed as a curse. But unemployment is far
  worse [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/political-economy-unhappiness

[13]Peyton's Place
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/qfoiT8

John Jeremiah Sullivan | GQ | 17 October 2011

Writer and family move from one-bed apartment to big neo-colonial house in
  Wilmington, North Carolina. But, oops, how to pay the mortgage? The house
  had been used in TV shows and films before. So why not again? Fun stuff
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/peytons-place

[15]Skin Deep: The Fall Of Fur
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/pBMjGm

Carol Dyhouse | History Today | 18 October 2011

On the rise and fall of the fur coat. Once the height of luxury. Skunk or
  polecat if you couldn't afford mink. What did for it wasn't so much animal
  rights as central heating and new fashions of the swinging sixties
  [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/skin-deep-fall-fur

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Claire Fox on Freedom of Speech
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/claire-fox-on-freedom-speech

Modern society has interpreted John Stuart Mill's concept of tolerance to
  mean that we should avoid giving offence. The director of the Institute of
  Ideas tells us about books that show how far we've departed from what was
  meant [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/claire-fox-on-freedom-speech

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

_@_[21]smiler29 do  we  inherit happiness? Interesting Economist article
  [22]#browsings [23]t.co/B45jT0RB [24]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/smiler29
      22. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      23. http://www.economist.com/node/21532247?fsrc=scn/tw/te/mt/transporterofdelight
      24. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[25]Book of the Day
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/spanish-kitchen-by-nicholas-butcher

[26]The Spanish Kitchen by Nicholas Butcher
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/spanish-kitchen-by-nicholas-butcher

[27]Samantha Clark says: “It is a very affectionate personal account of his
  life in Spain. It is not your normal classic cookery book. There is a lot of
  chat” [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/samantha-clark-on-spanish-and-moorish-cooking
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[29]My Date With Keynes
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/my-date-keynes

By  Dorian  Electra. The sequel to "I'm In Love With Friedrich Hayek!"
  [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[31]Andrew Brown, on intelligent design
    Links:
      31. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/andrewbrown/2011/oct/15/creationist-disproof-darwin-evolution

"You get design without a designer the same way the wind blows without a
    blower"

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

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