Archive for October, 2013

How Sony Is Turning into a Ghost in Japan and Around the World

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For some people in Japan, Sony is already dead. The only question they have is how did Sony die, or who killed it, and how long will the spectre of Sony remain haunting Japan.

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Lost Soul

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Bison Dele, once known as Brian Williams, left the NBA behind to explore the world. His quest carried him to a mysterious end near Tahiti. More than a decade later, his spirit sails on.

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Why does the mummy’s curse refuse to die? – Jo Marchant – Aeon

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It came from an Egyptian tomb… Well no, actually, it didn’t. But once a myth lurches into life, there’s no stopping it

Samuel Maina‘s insight:

This reminds me of what was the epitaph of William Shakespeare…a curse against moving his bones which was carefully avoided during the restoration of the church in 2008.

See on www.aeonmagazine.com

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On the Origin of Celebrity – Issue 5: Fame – Nautilus

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I had such fun the other evening. LeBron James, Anne Hathaway, J.K. Rowling, and I had gone ice skating in Central Park. My dear friend…

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VQR » Voice and Hammer

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Harry Belafonte’s unfinished fight Harry Belafonte, New York, 2011.

Samuel Maina‘s insight:

If you listen to Jazz, this is very interesting. Mr. B!

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The Huge Chill: Why Are American Refrigerators So Big?

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From iceboxes to stainless steel behemoths: An Object Lesson.

Samuel Maina‘s insight:

“Refrigerator lust is one of the things driving huge energy-use increases in the developing world.”

See on www.theatlantic.com

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This Man Moved to a Desert Island to Disappear. Here’s What Happened.

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Is it possible to disappear completely?

Samuel Maina‘s insight:

ION Kenya got a mention……and it reminded me of Robinson Crusoe. Thoreau also got a mention……..

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