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Wednesday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


20 January 2010 09:48

  • If you want to care more about Haiti, focus your mind on a single victim. If you want to care less, visualise thousands...
  • Stephen Romei, editor of the Australian Literary Review, critiques Kevin Rudd's new children's book. The verdict?: '...the book has a more logical and lucid narrative than Rudd’s Monthly essay on the GFC.'
  • An absolute gem of a blog: Iconic photos.
  • India's new tabloid, the Mail Today, says India may soon suffer the 'ignominy' of having the same size submarine fleet as Pakistan.
  • Tyler Cowen's thoughts on Haiti are getting wide play in the blogosphere: '...the country as we know it simply doesn't exist any more'.
  • Neat interactive map of global broadband coverage. (H/t Yglesias.)
  • The future of work (h/t 3 Quarks Daily):

By the end of the month, a company called txteagle will be the largest employer in Kenya. The firm, started in its original form in 2008 by a young computer engineer named Nathan Eagle and, as of this coming June, based in Boston, will have 10,000 people working for it in Kenya. Txteagle does not rent office space for these workers, nor do the company’s officers interview them, or ever talk to most of them.