Newsletter 465


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]Dropbox: Tech's Hottest Startup
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/oyvJBv

Victoria Barret | Forbes | 18 October 2011

It has 50m customers. 96% of them pay nothing. But it's grossing $240m this
  year, and growing exponentially. Apple tried to buy it. Now Apple is trying
  to kill it. "You're a feature, not a product." How Dropbox solved freemium
  [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/dropbox-techs-hottest-startup

[7]Among The Russians
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/pYKdom

Edward Docx | Prospect | 19 October 2011

Charming, light-touch account of meeting of European writers at Tolstoy
  family estate. Talk concerns the great man, the position of writers in the
  West and Russia, and the state of literary prizes. Much laughter, and vodka,
  ensue [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/among-russians

[9]Riding The Wave Of Discontent
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/mRgZCR

Stephen Walt | Foreign Policy | 18 October 2011

On protests, from OWS to the Arab Spring. "Ask yourself: How many
  contemporary political leaders do you genuinely admire? How many of them
  would rate a paragraph in a revised edition of _Profiles in Courage?_"
  [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/riding-wave-discontent

[11]Europe: Just Getting Warmed Up
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/natWW8

John Hussman | Hussman Funds | 17 October 2011

Don't be misled by recent financial market rises. This looks like denial.
  And, if you have investments, it may be your best chance to review your
  appetite for risk. That fiasco with French-Belgian bank Dexia was only the
  start [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/europe-just-getting-warmed

[13]WP Columnist: Cut Aid To Israel
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/pcjuus

MJ Rosenberg | Huffington Post | 18 October 2011

"For the first time in memory, if not ever, a highly respected mainstream
  columnist [in the United States] is calling on the US to cut aid to Israel."
  Are Congressmen and women listening? Might this be a significant moment?
  [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/wp-columnist-cut-aid-israel

[15]Charles Bukowski On Censorship
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/mSAczc

Charles Bukowski | Letters Of Note | 18 October 2011

Following a reader complaint, Bukowski's book _Tales of Ordinary Madness_
  was removed from the shelves of a Dutch library in 1985 on the grounds that
  it was sadistic and discriminatory. This was his response [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/charles-bukowski-censorship

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Ben Katchor on Picture Stories
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ben-katchor-on-picture-stories

Pictures operate in space, words in time, and the best stories are told with
  both, says the acclaimed American author and cartoonist. He tells us how
  visual narratives are making a deserved comeback [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ben-katchor-on-picture-stories

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]polit2k What   Would   Happen   if   Amazon   Ruled   Publishing?
  @[22]TheAtlantic [23]t.co/qTeeQqF8 #[24]browsings "Publishing houses: Hide
  your children. ..." [25]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://twitter.com/TheAtlantic
      23. http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/10/what-would-happen-if-amazon-ruled-publishing/246854/#.Tp2nXVl6pbg.twitter
      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/great-expectations-by-charles-dickens

[27]Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/great-expectations-by-charles-dickens

[28]John  Sutherland  says:  “I  think that the first chapter of Great
  Expectations  is the finest thing of its kind that Dickens ever wrote”
  [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-sutherland-on-victorian-fiction
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[30]Quantum Levitation
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/quantum-levitation

Interesting if true. Could lead to revolution in skateboards [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[32]Lemony Snicket, on equity
    Links:
      32. http://occupywriters.com/by-lemony-snicket

"Don’t ask yourself if something is fair. Ask someone else—a stranger in
    the street, for example"

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

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