Leonard and Sumana's personal notebook

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Going Hollywood. In the Pipeline: : On where the pharma/Hollywood analogy works or breaks down. I really like this + the linked article about the uniqueness of medicine as an industry.

Politics, free trade, violence - Charlie's Diary: why capital and labor flows -> stupid harsh iron borders. Alt version http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/012260.html#408196

BBC News - WPP profits fall after 'brutal' 2009 : great photo + caption

39 Dollar Glasses.com Discount Prices on High Quality Eyeglasses and Sunglasses Online.: recommended by Will Kahn-Greene

http://rickscott.posterous.com/paying-off-technical-debt-ftw: tech debt is like financial debt: pay it off at the time of your choosing or it'll come due when you can ill afford it

What if Oracle bought Sun Microsystems? | Developer World - InfoWorld: too early for analysis, but here's predictions from a speculation!

Linux.com :: How to get a Windows tax refund: may try to do this for new laptop

http://www.theartofthepossible.net/2008/07/24/labor-struggle-in-a-free-market/: "And I believe that when workers fully realize the potential of the incomplete labor contract, and become as willing to exploit it as the bosses have all these years, we’ll mop the floor with their asses. And we can do it in a free market, without any “help” from the NLRB. Let the bosses beg for help."

http://www.stimuluswatch.org/home/faqs: awesome!

Knowyourmoney - Weirdest Taxes of All Time: best reddit link of the year

Brutal Women: How to Get an Insurance Claim Expedited (Without Cutting Off Anybody's Head): reminder

Stacey's Bookstore closing down in S.F.: This physically hurts.

A sad departure from Six Apart and looking to the future - majordojo: Byrne Reese is an awesome dude

Steve Weber / Politics and Economics: Thinking about Risk: to evaluate in the light of late 2008 financial shocks

Early look at startup valuation data [May 2008]: This blog overall is a useful resource for recon of Seattle startup scene. Rachel, how kooky is this [self-reported] data?

Also, You Have Not Been Exclusively Selected to Receive This Offer — Crooked Timber: monetizing users is like speculating in derivatives

Elizabeth Warren and Amelia Warren Tyagi: What's Hurting the Middle Class: Breath of fresh air re: the middle class, bankruptcy, public education, etc.

D-squared Digest -- FOR bigger pies and shorter hours and AGAINST more or less everything else: ARGH

How much money do you make?: another in the salary transparency rumination series

Underground Value: Notes From Buffett Meeting 2/15/2008: "I know people on the Forbes 400 list whose children would not hide them." Today I accidentally made a guy think about whether anyone would miss him if he died.

Scott Rosenberg’s Wordyard » Blog Archive » Microsoft plus Yahoo? The sum is less than the parts: Had to wait till California woke up to get decent analysis on MSFT->YHOO. Thanks, Scott.

Crooked Timber » » A million foreclosures: "households are now treating their debts to banks with the same calculating attitude that corporations have long shown to their workers and other creditors, paying them if it is profitable to do so and defaulting otherwise."


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