Monthly Archives: September 2013

Kenya mall carnage shows Shabab resilience

A photospread (WARNING: Very Graphic) by, and interview with New York Times lensman Tyler Hicks, who witnessed the massacre of 39 people at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. A commentary in the NYT about what the mall carnage tells us about … Continue reading

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Reflections on a hole in a table

When I was in the beautiful American state of Vermont two months ago, I zipped across the road from my hotel to buy breakfast at the petrol station. Being the cheapskate I am, I had realised that it was really expensive to have … Continue reading

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How to avoid getting replaced by a machine

This article from the New York Times provides some very insightful answers to these difficult questions: (1) Does technology destroy more jobs than it creates? (2) What kind of jobs are being created, and which destroyed, by technology? (3) How can a … Continue reading

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