Weekly newsletter 9


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Best of the Week

[1]5 Technologies That Will Shape the Web
    Links:
      1. http://b.rw/ikMvhz

Elise Ackerman & Erico Guizzo | IEEE | 31 May 2011

The future of the web, as predicted by leading lights of the technology
  world – analysts, investors, executives and engineers. Discusses mobile,
  video, "internet of things" and gesture control [2]Comments
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/articles/5-technologies-will-shape-web

[3]The Man Who Had HIV And Now Does Not
    Links:
      3. http://b.rw/jm8mAp

Tina Rosenberg | New York | 29 May 2011

Could it be possible to cure AIDS after all? Consider the case of Timothy
  Brown, who shows no sign of HIV more than four years after undergoing
  innovative treatment. Perhaps a ray of hope, despite the costs and research
  needed [4]Comments
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/articles/tina-rosenberg-ny-mag-29th-may-2011

[5]Basta Bunga Bunga
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/mENPem

Ariel Levy | New Yorker | 30 May 2011

He says what he does is only natural and what any man would do if he could.
  But this romp through the life of Silvio Berlusconi suggests why Italians
  may finally be tiring of their hedonistic prime minister [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/basta-bunga-bunga

[7]Life, The Universe And Everything
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/lxHnN6

Stewart Brand | European | 30 May 2011

Wonderful, wide-ranging interview with Stewart Brand, biologist and
  environmental activist. Addresses how and why humans are becoming less
  violent, whether there is a future for nuclear power, benefits of technical
  innovation [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/life-universe-and-everything

[9]Why I’m Putting All My Savings Into Bitcoin
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/lINjAx

Rick Falkvinge | Falkvinge | 29 May 2011

Would you risk investing all your life savings in a new, unproven online
  virtual currency? Well, Rick Falkvinge is doing just that. Despite the
  numerous risks, he believes this might be the investment of the century.
  Here's why [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/why-i’m-putting-all-my-savings-bitcoin

[11]A Trip Around Our Solar System
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/ihQqi2

Various | Atlantic | 27 May 2011

Wonderful photo gallery showing the full variety of our solar system. From
  close-up shots of Mercury's surface to craters on Mars, giant asteroids and
  comets as you have never seen them before. An awe-inspiring collection
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/trip-around-our-solar-system

[13]Lady Gaga Takes Tea With Mr Fry
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/lizTnM

Stephen Fry | FT | 27 May 2011

Eccentric British polymath interviews outrageous global music superstar.
  Seriously. Irresistible from the start: "You get a strong sense of the
  character and behaviour of a great star by smelling the mood of those around
  them" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/lady-gaga-takes-tea-mr-fry

[15]Short History Of The Campsite
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/jtNXqq

Martin Hogue | Design Observer | 31 May 2011

"Modern sites embody a peculiar contradiction: They are defined and serviced
  by an increasingly sophisticated range of utilities and conveniences, and
  yet marketed to perpetuate the cherished American ideal of the backwoods
  camp" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/short-history-campsite

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Joseph Nye on Global Power
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/joseph-nye-on-global-power

The Harvard academic talks about changing power in the 21st century – and
  how whose story wins matters as much as whose army wins

Featured Topic

[18]Crime & Thriller Writing
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/topics/crime-writing

Leading writers discuss their genre and select their top five essential
  reads, plus selected articles on the murky world of thrillers and whodunnits

Reader Recommendations

_@billallison_  RT  _@TheAmScho_:  Blue-Collar  Brilliance  -  Questioning
  assumptions    about    intelligence,    work    and   social   class.
  [19]tinyurl.com/3qqupwx [20]#browsings
    Links:
      19. http://tinyurl.com/3qqupwx
      20. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings

Book of the Week

[21]My Father and Other Working Class Football Heroes by Gary Imlach
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/my-father-and-other-working-class-football-heroes-by-gary-imlach

[22]Steve Bloomfield says: "It’s a beautiful social history from a time when
  footballers lived in the same area as the fans, drank in the same pubs with
  the fans, and caught the bus to the game with the fans"
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/steve-bloomfield-on-world-football

Video of the Week

[23]"Too Big To Fail" In 80 Seconds
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/videos/too-big-fail-80-seconds

Bank-crash film boiled down to its essential narrative: bankers swearing

Quote of the Week

[24]Rosemary Hill, on London's Shard skyscraper
    Links:
      24. http://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2011/06/01/rosemary-hill/great-glass-millefeuille

"It will apparently be ‘dynamic’ and ‘vibrant’, neither of which is a
    desirable quality in a tall building"

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