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Date: February 2007

Meet the Life Hackers

Another piece from my year-old collection of open tabs, thanks to which a new term has been introduced to my vocabulary: 'interruption science'. #link


David Byrne posits a Marshall Plan for the Middle East

I was thinking of something along these same lines when I first noted this link some months ago: some Americans love to boast about their nation's nobility towards Europe both during and after the Second World War, but their government hasn't demonstrated much of anything like it elsewhere in the world in the 60-plus years since. Isn't it about time they started building things instead of destroying them? #link


How I never quite fell for South Africa

The Guardian's Rory Carroll reflects on his tenure as Africa correspondent, giving a glimpse of the all-too-real dark side of the 'Rainbow Nation'. Having been there (and soon to return) myself, beyond the paths where the tourists tread, I can somewhat identify with his sentiments. #link