Bottom-up journalism from the pros: News, tech and culture by Sheila Lennon
On Twitter, "We Need A Fake Follow." Michael Arrington of TechCrunch finds it rude to not follow a Twitter who follows him, but he's got too many "friends." He'd like to make them think he's following them when he's not. You could have figured Twitter would spawn a crowd.
50 Animals Squashed Against Glass. Despite the headline, they're pressed, not squashed, and they're doing it to themselves. This is the sort of thing you usually get in emails with a long trail of forwarding.
Microsoft sees end of Windows era. BBC. When "virtualization" eliminates the need for the operating system sold with new computers, how will Microsoft make its money?
At Words Without Borders this month, a surrogate for those who miss their shrinks:
August 2008 Ever since Freud, analysts have decamped in August, leaving their patients to fend for themselves till September. To compensate for this absence, we prescribe a healthy dose of writing about psychiatry. On dark Japanese roads and bright Swedish sidewalks, on the couch and off their rockers, writers confront demons and vanquish neuroses. Open these case files and discover the universal language of the talking cure. Francisco Proaño Arandi, Alfred Döblin, Jocelyn Dupré, Duna Ghali, Kanji Hanawa, Klas Östergren, Ana María Shua, and Goli Taraghi diagnose a world of disorders and the doctors who treat them. We trust you'll find this therapeutic.