February 27, 2007
Tierney on Brand

John Tierney (of the 'TierneyLab' blog and 'Findings' column in the NYT) has penned a brief biography and thinkpiece of Stewart Brand, noting the resurgence of interest in Brand's work of the past 4 decades - particularly Turner's From Counterculture to Cyberculture and a pending book by Andy Kirk focusing on Brand's environmentalist thinking and impact. This provides an Tierney an opportunity to bring up Brand's rethinking of various issues - nuclear power, scarcity, etc.

A good read for the archives, and a nice introduction.

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Posted by esinclai at 06:40 AM
February 25, 2007
Bonus Economist Points

The Economist, which kept me entertained on my commutes for some time (until I got overwhelmed - maybe this will change again), has a podcast (and appear to have had for several months) to tide me over in between BBC, NPR and tech gabfests.

Subscribe from the Economist's Feeds page. Bonus points for their use of Penguin Cafe Orchestra soundtrack.

Posted by esinclai at 09:49 AM