Beijing subway line 2 at 9am rush hour, practically empty. Wish everyone had cars so it could be like this every day!
Archive for January, 2011
Posted by sprague on January 31, 2011
Posted by sprague on January 20, 2011
the solution for monetizing content – give a large percentage of it away for free like you guys do, and (if you are sufficiently alluring) your loyal readers won’t be able to resist a purchase when it becomes available.
I wonder if that would work for an outfit like the New York Times. Pretty sure it wouldn’t for The Economist – they have good stuff but they have it in such volume no normal person could consume it all anyway (used to subscribe, but it is expensive, and I had to throw most of it away unread – I’d gladly pay, say $20/year to get the best 20% of it, print or online, but $100/year is a bit stiff for something you read only for a small share of your amusement @via Jens Fiederer
Posted by sprague on January 15, 2011
Nothing beats Real American food (Taken with instagram)
Posted by sprague on January 9, 2011
My snapshot photos don’t do justice to the incredible sights at the Harbin Ice and Snow World. Imagine huge buildings and castles, constructed entirely of ice and brightly lit with color lights.
Reminds me of Disneyland…
Posted by sprague on January 4, 2011
I prefer true but imperfect knowledge, even if it leaves much indetermined and unpredictable, to a pretence of exact knowledge that is likely to be false.
Posted by sprague on January 3, 2011
Neat trick using Google Books to search for a phrase and then quote it.
From a snippet in the WSJ China Real Time Report, referencing an important scholarly book about science in ancient China.
According a historical digest called “Science & Civilisation in China,”
The original book by Joseph Needham (that guy featured in the excellent The Man Who Loved China), is available for limited preview on Google Books. You can’t download it to read offline, but when you’re just searching and discussing a snippet from the text, who cares?
Yeah, I know you smart people do this all the time, but I just figured it out and thought it was cool. What other interesting ways is the internet transforming how we learn and republish information?