Monthly Archive for October, 2008

Japanese Writing System

It is an ironic fact, however, that while the Japanese developed a system of sound representation that was almost perfectly suited to their language, they ended up with one of the worst overall systems of writing ever created.

John DeFrancis (1989:138)

Vote Obama or McCain: Global Electoral College

What if the whole world could vote?



The other day, I was looking for add-ons for Thunderbird and found an article about Rapleaf. In short, if you write me an email, the addon shows me which social networks you belong to. Comes in handy, but the database is not big enough.

Bankruptcy, not bailout, is the right answer

Commentary: Bankruptcy, not bailout, is the right answer