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Ronald Searle | The Economist
"Molesworth sa on the contry the most beatiful form in art is a Ronald Searle GURL from St Trinian’s in a tunick with black suspenders and armed with a hockey stick to beat the daylites out of another gurl or maybe just a teacher chortle chortle." Economist obituaries are always worthwhile, but this Ronald Searle one is marvellous
obituary  ronaldsearle  molesworth  economist 
january 2012 by infovore
Obituary: printf("goodbye, Dennis"); | The Economist
"All operating systems know when they were born. Their internal clocks start counting then, so they can calculate the date and time in the future. It is unclear whether it was Mr Ritchie or Mr Thompson who set the so-called start Unix time at January 1st, 1970. That moment came to be known as the epoch. Mr Ritchie helped bring it about. And with it, he ushered in a new era." Which is as poetic a way as any of expressing how deeply rooted K&R are in the modern world.
dennisritchie  economist  obituary  technology  unix  c 
october 2011 by infovore
Economist Direct is a fabulous idea - gilest
"It's not a subscription; it's more casual than that. It's an **impulscription**; they get the chance to dangle the week's headlines under your nose, and you get the chance to buy if you like the look of that issue. No obligation, no hassle. It means I never have to miss an Economist Technology Quarterly, and nor do I have to take out a proper subscription and then suffer the guilt of seeing unread copies piling up in the living room.

I want all magazines to be available like this, please." What a great idea. (Also: I *love* 'impulscription').
economist  economistdirect  magazines  subscriptions  impulscriptions 
july 2010 by infovore
: Charis Wilson | The Economist
"In [Nude] she was always sorry for the clumsy pins, and the uneven parting in her hair. But Edward Weston regretted the shadow on her right arm, which spoiled the symmetry of her body curving like an architectural form or a tree, or like a curling wave on the coast, lines as lovely as any in Nature. To her lasting astonishment, he had glorified her." I love Economist obituaries, and this one - of Charis Wilson - is no exception. Lovely.
photography  economist  obituary  art  chariswilson  via:blech 
december 2009 by infovore
Face value | The Skype hyper | Economist.com
"All three—the internet telephone firm, the video site and the social network—make almost no money. EBay's disappointment with Skype is a timely reminder of where this fad might lead." The Economist on EBay's Skype "issue"...
business  internet  web20  skype  ebay  economist  analysis  stock 
october 2007 by infovore

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