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Monthly Archives: August 2008

conspicuous consumption

As if the iPhone on its own wasn’t enough of a consumer piece, how about the following application: Last week, an application turned the iPhone into a megaphone to proclaim: “I Am Rich.” That is the name of a downloadable program that promised to do nothing except signal to the world that its buyer was [...]

he didn’t even try.

from Slacktivist, here: Seven years ago on August 6, 2001, President George W. Bush received a presidential daily briefing entitled, “Bin Ladin Determined to Strike in U.S.” The memorandum noted that al-Qaida intended “to follow the example of World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Youssef and ‘bring the lightning to America.’” The memo also noted “some [...]