Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Linklicious Thursday

  • "Light" summer reading recommended by the Edge

  • Blog about newspaper design
    Interesting.. how can layout be created to make things more easy to read?


  • Interesting post from Cafe Hayek on sweatshop wages

    "The apparel industry, which is often accused of unsafe working conditions and poor wages, actually pays its foreign workers well enough for them to rise above the poverty in their countries. While more than half of the population in most of the countries we studied lived on less than $2 per day, in 90 percent of the countries, working a 10-hour day in the apparel industry would lift a worker above - often far above - that standard. For example, in Honduras, the site of the infamous Kathy Lee Gifford sweatshop scandal, the average apparel worker earns $13.10 per day, yet 44 percent of the country's population lives on less than $2 per day."

    What do you think?


  • Posting on How to Travel Well [Heading East]

    #1 thing to do? "Go someplace that scares you a little"

    And here's a link to his chronicle of a two month trip to Western China

  • Update on the going-ons with Memoirs of a Geisha


  • Link to e.encyclopedia co-created with Google. What is it?

    "e.encyclopedia combines the best of a traditional encyclopedia with an extra digital dimension"

    Not totally sure if I "get" it, but I think you have to buy a book that goes with it?

    Is it fun to go back and forth become computer and book?