June, 2001

Saturday, June 30, 2001

Down with meritocracy - "If meritocrats believe, as more and more of them are encouraged to, that their advancement comes from their own merits, they can feel they deserve whatever they can get."

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Sunday, June 24, 2001

Microsoft: Audit, or else there's trouble

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Tuesday, June 19, 2001

Remaking market making - "Winning in this environment will require banks to reach unprecedented scale, and a handful of them will take the lion's share of the profits. But emerging technologies will make competing in this new environment profitable for the eventual winners, allowing them to increase -- dramatically -- the volume of trades they can process while lowering their costs and increasing their profitability. The leading players will recognize that technology is an advantage, not a threat."

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Integrity in Web-writing

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Monday, June 18, 2001

The Big Question - "There still will be crazy people in their basements trying to change the world, and some of them will even do it."

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Sunday, June 17, 2001

Cancer 'cure' breakthrough

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Wednesday, June 13, 2001

World Bank Cancels Academic Meeting in Spain - "Years ago people used to burn books to try and clamp down on academic freedom - now they try to prevent academics from reaching debating halls. This is hardly progress. Fortunately the internet means that academic debates can now take place on line."

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Tuesday, June 12, 2001

In Virginia, Young Conservatives Learn How to Develop and Use Their Political Voices - "The young people in Mr. Montini's class were also hard-pressed to come up with examples of the news- media bias mentioned in Mr. Watts's fund-raising letter."

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'I tawt I taw' a bunny wabbit at Disneyland: New evidence shows false memories can be created - "'Knowing' is they have no real memory, but are sure that it happened"

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Monday, June 11, 2001

TANSTAFL - "The individual parts of a newspaper, on their own, do not have high value online -- to the point of having no value"

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Silence Of The Lambs: The Election Story Never Told - "investigative reports require taking a chance"

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Friday, June 08, 2001

Free Jenna!

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For extra $1,500 fee, some S. Florida doctors offer personalized care - "Colton recently spent an hour giving him a complete physical, a service included in the $1,500 fee. The next week, Schmier found a full written health report in his mailbox. It's the way doctors used to practice, and most wish they still could, Colton said."

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Content is Not King - "The annual movie theater ticket sales in the U.S. are well under $10 billion. The telephone industry collects that much money every two weeks!"

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Wednesday, June 06, 2001

Net blackout marks Web's Achilles heel - "Without this kind of cooperation that goes on the back end, the Internet can't function"

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Voodoo Usability - "Self-reported data is extremely weak and three levels removed from the truth"

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Net blackout marks Web's Achilles heel - "If this cooperation breaks down, parts of the Internet cease to be accessible."

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Vaccine hope for Alzheimer's - "Not only do results indicate that the vaccine prevents the symptoms appearing, but that by breaking down the plaques, it may even reverse the effects of the disease."

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Tuesday, June 05, 2001

Apple Spots Turn 180ยบ from '1984' - "Think Different, as a strategy, is severely flawed. It is by definition self-limiting, dooming Apple to marginality."

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Monday, June 04, 2001

Ender's Game - "I am your enemy, the first one you've ever had who was smarter than you. There is no teacher but the enemy, Ender Wiggins. No one but the enemy will ever tell you what the enemy is going to do. No one but the enemy will ever teach you how to destroy and conquer. I am your enemy, from now on. From now on I am your teacher."

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Tito: Manned missions do little for science

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How fast is too fast? - "Speed gave an advantage to 10 percent of the companies studied, and only if certain conditions were present."

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Friday, June 01, 2001

New video game recreates hysteria of WTO riots

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