1.23.2012

Lazy Linking, 66th in an Occasional Series


What I liked lately on the Internets:

66.1. It's getting harder and harder to be an introvert in the New Economy. [Hat tip: kottke.org.]

66.2. Gas prices that are too low cause all sorts of problems - geopolitical, environmental, resource allocation - and Business Week thinks Iran is a good role model for the US to follow to fix that.

66.3. Is Google, the search king, whose name is now a verb, quietly getting out of the business? [Hat tip: Marginal Revolution.]

66.4. I don't know anything about this Paula Deen, but her recent appearance on the Today Show shows me she's an evil genius. [Hat tip: The Consumerist.]

66.5. The three deadliest words in the world: "it's a girl." As an adoptive father of an abandoned baby girl, I find this so very sad. [Hat tip: kottke.org.]

66.6. The reason why our emails are so easily misread is that we're too self-absorbed to think our recipients could "hear" our words any differently from how we intended to "say" them. [Hat tip: Marginal Revolution.]

66.7. Is private sector experience relevant to being President of the United States? If the experience is as a consultant, Megan McArdle is not so sure it translates well. Ergo, neither Mitt Romney nor I would make a good POTUS.

66.8. On SOPA, Greg Mankiw says the details may be wrong but the principle is right - intellectual property warrants stringent federal protection.

66.9. More than you wanted to know about the possible origins of AIDS.

66.10. Does an app that provides walking directions that avoid high-crime areas represent a triumph of the pedestrian-centric urban perspective or a modern-day form of redlining that keeps blighted areas blighted? Discuss.


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