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Little Rice – Smartphones, Xiaomi, and the Chinese Dream by Clay Shirky

When we moved to Shanghai earlier this year, I did not know that Clay Shirky had moved to China over a year ago to teach at NYU Shanghai. Clay has a new book out: Little Rice РSmartphones, Xiaomi, and the

Posted in China, Internet, mobile, News, Personal

supporting Nepal Earthquake Relief for Rural Communities

If you have been shocked and horrified by the images and news from Nepal, and you are looking to perhaps donate to an organization in Nepal, please consider donating to this effort to rebuild two schools in Nepal which have

Posted in News, Personal

Japan net vs gross debt to GDP

245% vs. 41%. A very different narrative than what is in the mainstream press. “Japanese government owes debt of 1,269.1 trillion yen, and owns assets of 822.2 trillion yen, therefore the net debt is 447 trillion yen at the end

Posted in Japan, News

MV Augusta BRUTALE 800 DRAGSTER RR rear wheel

Detail of rear spoked wheel from the 2015 MV Augusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR. I’d love to know more about who is making the rim.

Posted in Motorcycles

Rest in peace Mark Alpen

                    A wonderful man has left us too soon. My condolences to Ln and Mark’s family and everyone who was touched by their love.

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