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The future and more from Richard Sprague

Posted by sprague on November 6, 2012

I downloaded WhatsApp out of curiosity, but it’s not nearly as convenient as WeChat.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/05/technology/chinese-messaging-app-gains-ground-elsewhere.html  | It’s true, WeChat is way better than any messaging app from the US.

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Posted by sprague on November 5, 2012

I voted for the government I deserve. (at Crossroads)

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Posted by sprague on October 28, 2012

Mounted this nice Chinese carving on the living room wall.

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Posted by sprague on October 24, 2012

Chinese tourists were voted the second-worst behaved in the world, after Americans, in a recent LivingSocial survey of five countries, including the United States. Stereotypes of vulgarity — like spitting in the street and a preference for shopping over sightseeing — make Chinese tourists appear to many old-school Europeans like the worst kind of nouveau riche, the new face of mass tourism.

http://tweetbe.at/beijing-people/trend/1mqoE—chinese/

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Posted by sprague on October 17, 2012

China has a long way to go to become service-oriented. The bank lady probably took training to learn to be this inefficient. (Taken with Instagram at 中国工商银行)

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Posted by sprague on October 16, 2012

Presenting a one-hour talk on innovation to a class of biz students. Lots of sharp questions. (Taken with Instagram at 北京大学 Peking University)

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Posted by sprague on October 9, 2012

Chinese private enterprise accounts for 90% of new jobs, 65% of patented inventions and 80% of technological innovation. Meanwhile, Chinese consumption is 35 percent of GDP versus 63 percent in Brazil and 54 percent in India.

http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/no-ancient-wisdom-china

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Blogging from Word

Posted by sprague on October 6, 2012

I’m not sure I believe it’s this easy to blog from the new Office using Word 2013, is it?

My life up to now would have been infinitely better if I had this technology thirty years ago! I would have been

  • More expressive
  • More creative
  • International

If I have to compare blogging with Word 2013 and, say, MarsEdit on the Mac:

 

Word 2013

LiveWriter

MarsEdit / Mac

WYSIWYG

Yes

Yes

No

Insert Photos from FlickR

Yes

Yes

Yes (primitive)

Tables support

Yes

Yes

No

Auto-configure

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

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Posted by sprague on October 3, 2012

Before China becomes the paradise many in the U.S. think it is, the country will have to learn a bit from America. Without greater transparency and rule of law, China will never become truly efficient.

http://business.time.com/2012/10/01/dispelling-the-myth-of-chinese-efficiency

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Posted by sprague on September 28, 2012

The U.S. won’t solve the problems created by China’s economic juggernaut until it finds a way to tackle the big issue rather than sideshows like the country’s currency rate

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444549204578022710399534602.html?mod=wsj_share_tweet

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