Monthly Archives: April 2011

Goodbye GMIC, hello CHINICT

It must be technology conference season in Beijing! Imagethief found himself at the Global Mobile Internet Conference last Wednesday as I was escorting one of our vice presidents who was participating in a panel on the future of mobile devices. … Continue reading

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China and the nature of Facebook

Reports have been percolating for a couple of weeks that Facebook will partner with Chinese search engine Baidu to launch Facebook China, or something similar. Anyone who has followed the history of foreign Internet firms in China knows that this … Continue reading

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The wolf is coming…

Spotted in an area being demolished on a drive up Anli Rd. in north Beijing: “The wolf is coming! Communist Party, save us!” Make of it what you will.

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A revealing look at the election in Singapore

There was an interesting article in the New York Times this morning on the upcoming elections in my adopted long-term home, Singapore. It’s a revealing look at how the People’s Action Party, the dominant party in Singapore, manages its grooming … Continue reading

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Apocalypse box part two: Apocalypse box

Yesterday I posted part one of Apocalypse Box, in which I wrote a bit about the communication problems surrounding the reactor disaster in Japan. I concluded with saying that just because something is unthinkable doesn’t mean it won’t happen. It … Continue reading

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Apocalypse box part one: Thinking unthinkable thoughts

Note: This is part one. Part two is here. Apropos of today’s escalation of the Fukushima reactor disaster to “7″ (Chernobyl) on the international scale, there is something about the word “radiation” that bypasses rationality and whispers right to the … Continue reading

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Enshrined in comix fame

MandMX picked up a tweet I sent recently about something I saw on my morning run and turned it into a single panel cartoon in Chinese and English: Generous with regards to the amount of hair I have, but otherwise … Continue reading

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