5 November 2007

Stories from 5 November 2007

China: No More Printed Book?

  5 November 2007

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translated a blogpost from a horror writer, Zhou Dedong, which explained why he decided to leave the printed world and go online.

Barbados: Cost of Eating Out

  5 November 2007

Living in Barbados has decided to boycott several local restaurants on the grounds that “there are still many good places to eat and without taking out a new loan.”

Barbados: We Jammin’

  5 November 2007

“People without manners are everywhere these days…don’t you wish you had a button you could push to cut off their conversation?”: Bloggers at Barbados Free Press would love to get their hands on portable cell-phone jammers.

Kazakhstan: Blogosphere Debates the Language Issue

  5 November 2007

A month ago Nurgeldy told at neweurasia how they are fighting poor knowledge of the state language in the Kazakhstan's northern city of Kustanai. His post gave rise to quite a heated dispute both in Russian and English versions of the blog, covering such issues as why urban population speaks...

Mexico: Daft Punk in the Capital

  5 November 2007

Jorge Varela of Vivir México [ES] reviews the recent Daft Punk concert in Mexico City, and even though he is not a fan of electronic music, he was impressed by the “innovative show”.

Japan: itojun passes away

  5 November 2007

Gen Kanai reports that Jun-Ichiro “itojun” Hagino, one of the celebrated computer programmers of Japan and a key developer of IPv6 for BSD Unix, passed away on Oct. 29 at the age of 37.

Nigeria: Deadly Fuel Tanker Accident Raises Questions

  5 November 2007

Grandiose Parlor on a fuel tanker accident in Lagos: “How long will people keep getting their lives snuffed out and suffer the most agonizing deaths because our national infrastructural system is in shreds and our social values and sensitivities long flushed down the toilet?”

Hong Kong: Police Action Against 14K T-shirt

  5 November 2007

Last week police took action and arrested 18 people of a design house which produced a T-shirt with a “14K” logo because 14K is a local triad group. The designer, Douglas Young claimed that the idea came from “14K gold”. The news had outraged local blogsphere. Cow writes a blogpost...

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