An entrepreneur can have the most brilliant idea in the world and plenty of funding to develop and sell it, but if customers can’t afford to buy the company’s products, the entrepreneur and his or her investors won’t create a single permanent job.
- Oblivious Supreme Court poised to legalize medical patents
As if software patents weren’t bad enough already.
- Find the Best Checkout Line
I always found the psychology of queuing rather interesting.
- Libya still under arms
An article by Le Monde diplomatique on the situation in post-Gadaffi Lybia.
- MDCC TechTalk - Classes, Jim, but not as we know them
A talk by Simon Peyton Jones on type classes in Haskell, geared at OO programmers. Make sure not to miss part 2, Fun with type functions.
- Finally, A Rich American Destroys The Fiction That Rich People Create The Jobs
This article sparked an intense debate and led to a follow-up called No, Entrepreneurs Like Steve Jobs Do Not ‘Create Jobs’ By Inventing Products Like The iPhone.
- Some Facts About Carrier IQ
Amidst all the Carrier IQ panic, the EFF tries to focus on the facts.
- Den Freiern völlig ausgeliefert
Good article from TAZ illustrating the bad situation for prostitutes in Vienna since the recent changes to relevant legislation (in German).
- Stellt endlich die Systemfrage!
As German newspaper puts it, it’s time to finally question the system (in German).
- I’m starting to think Lego is evil
I often thought the same lately, Lego definitely seems to have lost a lot of the appeal that made it the great toy of my childhood.
- Pakistan: bombs, spies and wild parties
Guardian correspondent Declan Walsh describes his experience in a country that’s quite high up on my “want to go” list.
Das ist der wichtigste Sieg der Finanzindustrie: dass sie selbst nie auf Gipfeln erscheinen muss, dort aber Regie zu führen versucht, und dass ihre Kriterien bei der Bewertung der dort erzielten Ergebnisse als die vernünftigen gelten.