5 October 2007

Stories from 5 October 2007

Hong Kong: Global City Transportation Network

  5 October 2007

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: PLA Berth Won't Open To Public

  5 October 2007

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...

Language death: evolution, natural selection or cultural genocide?

  5 October 2007

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

  5 October 2007

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

  5 October 2007

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.

When North and South Korean leaders meet

  5 October 2007

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...

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