Month: July 2009

the vampire squid doesn’t feed on human flesh

Lewis is so funny and kudos to Bloomberg for running this: Bashing Goldman Sachs Is Simply a Game for Fools: Michael Lewis Rumor No. 5: Goldman Sachs is “a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming

Posted in Funny, News

Kunstler on Goldman Sachs

EDIT: the Joe Hagan piece on Goldman Sachs in New York Magazine, Is Goldman Sachs Evil? Or Just Too Good? is a must-read. So, James, tell us what you really feel about Goldman Sachs. James Howard Kunstler – Evil SyndicatedAs

Posted in News

Adam Richards rebuts Lisa Katayama on NYT otaku culture article

I was uneasy after reading Lisa Katayama’s piece on otaku culture in the NY Times Magazine last weekend. I tried to put my thoughts into a blog post but nothing coalesced. Adamu at Mutant Frog Travelogue has a rebuttal and

Posted in Japan, New York City, News

the problem of software development in Japan

The NY Times has an interesting article up on Why Japan’s Cellphones Haven’t Gone Global. Techmeme and Twitter shows a decent amount of interest in the article, which is news for most people outside of Japan.  It’s all the more

Posted in Internet, Japan, mobile, News

Christine Varney on Google as a monopoly

Relevant information at Why Is Obama’s Top Antitrust Cop Gunning for Google? “I think you are going to see a repeat of Microsoft.” Christine Varney’s blunt assessment sent a buzz through the audience at the National Press Club in

Posted in Internet, News, Search