Stories from 5 October 2007
Hong Kong: Global City Transportation Network
Chu from zoomimagining comments on a talk given by Arjun Appadurai on the global city transportation network (zh). He feels that the situation in Hong Kong is similar to Appadurai's description, the segregation between rich and poor is very serious because of the government's planning policy.
Hong Kong: Support 2012 Universal Suffrage
Charles Mok posted a press release in his blog about Oct 7 rally for 2012 universal suffrage to express his own support (zh). So bring your umbrella to the rally to show your support.
Indonesia: Blogger's Meet
Unspun blogs about the enthusiastic response to the upcoming blogger's event in Jakarta.
Hong Kong: PLA Berth Won't Open To Public
Hoidick from inmediahk.net quoted from the planning department in a public forum that the future People Liberation Army Berth in Central waterfront, wouldn't be opened to public access (zh). Earlier on, top government official openly said that the PLA berth would be opened to public access when it is not...
East Timor: Rural Connectivity
Living Timorously blogs tries to dispel the notion that poor or rural users do not need connectivity.
Cambodia: Check Your Bill Before You Pay
Vutha in Cambodia cautions readers that should check their bills before they pay as the restaurants often cheat patrons by inflating the bill.
Language death: evolution, natural selection or cultural genocide?
We live in a world of just 194 countries, give or take, but speak between 7,000 and 8,000 languages. That linguistic diversity is fast disappearing, often thanks to the privileged position given to colonial languages, as well as the globalization of media and technology. But is this really cause for alarm?
Uruguay: XO Computer Rated Higher
One Laptop Per Child News reports that the government entity LATU Uruguay has rated the XO Computer as “the better option” for children in the Florida province after testing both the XO and the Intel Classmate PC.
Argentina: Prices for Vegetables Drastically Increase
A vegetable crisis has hit Argentina, as the price of tomatoes has drastically increased, “As such, they have become luxury items. The classic side salad of lettuce & tomato is now pricier than the main dish (meat) it was meant to accompany,” writes the blog Good Airs.
Ecuador: More Election Reactions
Ecuador Elige [ES] continues providing links from blogs reacting to the recent Constituent Assembly election.
Colombia: Bogotá Fires
Victor Solano of ¿Comunicación? [ES] posts photographs of fires that ravaged the mountainsides of Bogotá, Colombia.
When North and South Korean leaders meet
What is the meaning of the second North and South Korean leaders’ meeting to Korea? There are two major topics. One is the discord of opinions between internet netizens and public media. The other focuses on the meaning of this meeting in political and economic aspects. Not a few bloggers...