This morning’s reading

Replacing Silicon with Graphene – technology, an element of future cost reduction and capability boost

Oct 1st, 2012 | By

  https://phys.org/news/2012-09-silicon-graphene.html#nwlt




Public sector inertia, Atlas shrugged in Australia, India by luxury train

Jul 1st, 2010 | By

Morning Reading, selected articles of interest from various publications. The Great Inertia Sector: A whistleblower’s account of council work where staff pull six-month sickies Monday morning, it’s 10am and I’m late for work – but there’s no point hurrying because even though I should have been at my desk 30 minutes ago, I know I’ll
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Artificial life, Norman Macrae, One Law for All

Jun 22nd, 2010 | By

Morning Reading, selected articles of interest from various publications. The unacknowledged giant – Norman Macrae Few journalists have had as great an influence—or been proved right so often—as the man who, for 23 years, was the deputy editor of The Economist […] He kept the flame of free-market thinking burning during the long night of
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Bribery crackdown profits lawyers & hurts business, The Oracle of Silicon Valley

May 17th, 2010 | By

Morning Reading, selected articles of interest from various publications. How Federal Crackdown on Bribery Hurts Business And Enriches Insiders – Forbes.com […] A former prosecutor, to be sure, does not work on the defense of the same case he had as a government lawyer. But there is nothing to stop prosecutors from ginning up cases
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Counterfeiting, Generation Y & Loyalty

Apr 28th, 2010 | By

Morning Reading, selected articles of interest from various publications. Outfoxing the Counterfeiters- WSJ.com The new $100 bill is the most sophisticated attempt yet to combat forgery. Since colonial times, the U.S. has engaged in a cat-and-mouse game with criminals and foreign governments eager to pass off brilliant fakes. […] Yet paper money flourished, thanks to
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Buying nice is not being nice, “Granny-D” died

Mar 28th, 2010 | By

Morning Reading, selected articles of interest from various publications. The Economics of Being Nice Where the researchers and commentators go wrong is in the beginning. They think that buying an ‘ethical’ mutual fund…or a ‘green’ car…is a form of being nice. It is nothing of the sort. It is a substitute for being nice. Being
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Coming to America, Scientific Regress

Mar 23rd, 2010 | By

Morning Reading, selected articles of interest from various publications. Coming To America – Open immigration is essential for a libertarian country [ Forbes.com ] So, I say to immigrants: Come on over! Bring your friends. Bring your families. Help us restore an America that was conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all
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How M.Friedman Saved Chile, Robert B. Parker eulogy

Mar 5th, 2010 | By

Morning Reading, selected articles of interest from various publications. How Milton Friedman Saved Chile Milton Friedman gave Chileans the intellectual wherewithal first to survive the quake, and now to build their lives anew. […] What Chile did have was intellectual capital, thanks to an exchange program between its Catholic University and the economics department of
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HTML5 & Flash, Future of business of reading

Feb 12th, 2010 | By

Morning Reading, selected articles of interest from various publications. The Future of Web Content – HTML5, Flash & Mobile Apps, by Jeremy Allaire I think it’s critical to first frame and understand this discussion with the broader political economy of Internet software platforms. Most of the debate and discussion over HTML5 vs. Flash vs. Native
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Stephen Fry’s take on iPad, Adobe’s John Warnock on Aesthetics and technology

Jan 30th, 2010 | By

Morning Reading, selected articles of interest from various publications. Stephen Fry: why the Apple iPad is here to stay – Guardian.co.uk There are many issues you could have with the iPad. No multitasking, still no Adobe Flash. No camera, no GPS. They all fall away the minute you use it. I cannot emphasise enough this
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