Wired 12.09 | Let a Thousand Reactors Bloom

September 22nd, 2004

Wired 12.09 | Let a Thousand Reactors Bloom

"To meet that growing demand, China's leaders are pursuing two strategies. They're turning to established nuke plant makers like AECL, Framatome, Mitsubishi, and Westinghouse, which supplied key technology for China's nine existing atomic power facilities.

Strategies for small fish in a big pond | CNET News

August 31st, 2004

Strategies for small fish in a big pond | CNET News.com: "Editor's note: Welcome to the age of business interdependence, say HBS professor Marco Iansiti and collaborator Roy Levien, authors of the new HBSP book, 'The Keystone Advantage: What the New Dynamics of Business Ecosystems Mean for Strategy, Innovation, and Sustainability.

HughHewitt.com: The Boston Globe’s Anne Kornblut on John Kerry

August 13th, 2004

HughHewitt.com: "The Boston Globe's Anne Kornblut does a pretty good job of summarizing the pounding John Kerry took from the President and Vice President yesterday , but not even she can capture the impact such a focus takes on Kerry, especially after the week that he has had.

PC World New Zealand – PC World at 15: “July 1989 …

July 22nd, 2004

PC World New Zealand - PC World at 15: "July 1989 |

IBM's 486 steals show

"The past 10 years have seen a dramatic increase in clock rates, from just under 5MHz for the original IBM PC to 33MHz for the latest 386 systems. This more than six-fold increase will not be repeated.

Forbes.com | Around the World in 80 Days: “But let…

July 21st, 2004

Forbes.com | Around the World in 80 Days: "But let's return to happier news. No story is more inspiring than Ireland's. As recently as 1987 Ireland suffered 18% unemployment. The country's GDP per capita was then two-thirds of England's. Desperate, Ireland cut income tax rates by 15% and courted technology companies.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Stealth ships steam ahead

June 10th, 2004

BBC NEWS | Technology | Stealth ships steam ahead:

"But the Swedes are in the lead, with the Visby.

It is constructed almost entirely of carbon fibre, the same material used to make the chassis of Formula One cars and the hulls of racing yachts.

Its angular design gives it a minimal radar signature, known as a cross-section, and its 57mm cannon can also be retracted to reduce it still further.

Applied Abstractions | How to start a business (Neal Stephenson Theory)

June 3rd, 2004

Applied Abstractions | How to start a business (the Stephenson version):

"The actual contents of the business plan hews to a logical structure straight out of the Principia Mathematica. Lesser entrepreneurs purchase business-plan-writing software: packages of boilerplate text and spreadsheets, craftily linked together so that you need only go through and fill in a few blanks.

Forbes.com | Original Gin

April 24th, 2004

Forbes.com | Original Gin: "Gin is essentially a clear distilled grain spirit flavored with various 'botanicals,' the most prominent of which is juniper. The production is a two-stage process. First, grain alcohol is distilled to a very high proof and totally flavorless spirit.