What the Search Results Say About Google and China

Michael Giberson Google’s relationship with China is much in the news and all over blogs. Applying the “a picture is worth a thousand words” school of rhetoric, Little Green Footballs offers “Two Versions of Google”: tiananmen – Google Image Search. tiananmen – Google Image Search in China Found via Liberty Belles “Nothing Much Happened There” … More What the Search Results Say About Google and ChinaMore What the Search Results Say About Google and China

Sky Windmills?

Lynne Kiesling Three different airborne wind power technologies are in development, and are discussed in this article. Sky Windpower’s uses motors to get the turbines into position, then once in position the motors turn to generators. That’s pretty cool. And they would have far better uptime than most windmills–since the jetstream never quits, they should … More Sky Windmills?More Sky Windmills?

Big Feet Pjs

Lynne Kiesling It’s not exactly “markets for everything,” but it’s a close cousin … cozy pajamas that allow you to run around the house with gay and reckless abandon and still be cozy are a fond childhood memory of most people. In fact, in a former job I had a boss who, when we were … More Big Feet PjsMore Big Feet Pjs

Writely: Good and Bad

Lynne Kiesling I like the Writely interface. It would also be very convenient for collaborative editing and version control. I had no problem getting the MT API to work so I could post. But I still end up entering MT proper to do two things: set categories for each post, and insert Technorati tags. If … More Writely: Good and BadMore Writely: Good and Bad

Buses Travel in Packs

Lynne Kiesling I’ve always wondered why there’s often a long stretch between buses, and then three show up at the same time. I just attribute it to the same kind of dynamics that you find in fractals that lead to “focal points”, but a November NBER working paper by Johnson, Reiley and Munoz use that … More Buses Travel in PacksMore Buses Travel in Packs

Testing Writely

Testing, testing … I am testing posting from Writely . Got the idea from Chris Silvey. … More Testing Writely

Externality Accounting

Lynne Kiesling David Friedman recently had an interesting externality exercise post: If actions I might take would provide benefits for other people which I am not in a position to charge them for, I have too little incentive to take them. If my actions would imposes costs on other people which I am not required … More Externality AccountingMore Externality Accounting

Sugar Low Friday: Blueberry Pancakes

Lynne Kiesling Sam at Becks & Posh is sponsoring a Sugar Low Friday recipe-fest today. I have flaky blood sugar, so minimizing refined sugars and increasing fiber in the diet is crucial for me, and I’m always looking for ways to satisfy the sweet tooth with more fiber and less sugar (other than whole fresh … More Sugar Low Friday: Blueberry PancakesMore Sugar Low Friday: Blueberry Pancakes

KP Cleanup for the New Year

Lynne Kiesling I spent the morning cleaning up the site, adding new links and moving infrequently updated pages to my Bloglines subscription. I’ve also broken out a category for technology and IP. In particular, I draw your attention to new econ sites including Stationary Bandit and Truth on the Market. Other new links are regular … More KP Cleanup for the New YearMore KP Cleanup for the New Year

Top 10 British Albums of All Time

Lynne Kiesling On a lighter topic, New Music Express has a polled their writers to generate a Top-100 list of all-time British albums. The top 10 are 1. The Stone Roses ‘The Stone Roses’ 2. The Smiths ‘The Queen Is Dead’ 3. Oasis ‘Definitely Maybe’ 4. Sex Pistols ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’ 5. Arctic Monkeys … More Top 10 British Albums of All TimeMore Top 10 British Albums of All Time