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The miniOne: China Steals the iPhone

By August 27, 2007

In China, they've reverse engineered the iPhone to create the miniOne. The miniOne isn't just a clone; it is actually an improvement on Apple's original model, working with cell phone carriers worldwide, not just AT&T. It'll cost half as much … Read More

Pragmatism Over Socialism: The New Kibbutz Way

By August 27, 2007

There's an article in today's NYT about the resurgence of kibbutzim. The author attributes this renewed popularity to the fact that today's kibbutzim are "less about pure socialism than a kind of suburbanized version of it." The article further describes … Read More

James Wood and His Critics

By August 27, 2007

James Wood, the former book critic for The New Republic, is moving to the New Yorker. His new position will give give him almost twenty percent more potential readers, and it will introduce his unflinchingly academic approach to criticism to … Read More

Beyond Schadenfreude

By August 27, 2007

Hi. I'm Josh. I'm been shvitzing all summer, though this week it's official. Since I am a nice Jewish kid from Manhattan it is going to take a concerted effort for me not to constantly link to the New York … Read More