haikuThe Fire Phone was the product of a tragic miscalculation by Amazon. Joshua Brustein wonders is a retail outpost could save it.

Turns out, a dog-year isn’t seven human years after all.

The “ghost city” of Changzhous” actually has about 4.5 million people,.

Norway is looking at a technology that can capture 30 percent of a cement plant’s carbon dioxide emissions, while in Columbia they are working on a like-minded plan to save the world.

Crawfish are awesome. Unfortunately, they’re doing a number on Scotland (and their trout-fishing more specifically) right now.

A veteran teacher shadowed students for two days, and learned a lot about modern education.

Clay Shirky is not particularly sympathetic to Amazon, but he’s not really sympathetic to the publishers, either. It’s been interesting watching lots and lots of people rally around an industry that very recently was found to have engaged in price collusion. More from PEG.

Breast may be best, but women who go another route shouldn’t have to explain that they did so because they got cancer.

This is a pretty brilliant ploy, reminding me of the climactic line of A Time To Kill.

A new study looks at putting numbers the costs added to housing by community opposition, parking requirements, and so on.

Santiago Mostyn looks at race and Sweden.

Michael P Foley writes of tobacco and the soul.

Rural roads can change the world. Of course, it’s important that they forfeit their pride and voice in national affairs (or vote the right way).

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2 Responses to Linkluster CCCXXIV

  1. Rural roads can change the world

    My mom happens to come from a sleepy, isolated (yet somewhat prestigious) small town in Haiti where until recently, the entire idea of taking a bus to another city in Haiti was considered laughable at worst and death trapish at best. Now that the current president has finally done what, oh say, five previous presidents claimed they would do, the capital is no longer an overnight trip on a death trapish unpaved road or ferry, but merely five hours away. Merely paving half of the route and improving the existing route eastward of where the original paving ended made the difference.

    Of course, the downside is that we’re no longer as isolated and special. 😛

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