Links for 27th August 2008

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. Transforming American Newspapers (Part 1)

    "So, what are the two reasons why the American daily newspaper industry's is dying? The major one is simply that American newspaper companies have violated a specific part of the Principle of Supply & Demand when consumers' supply of news and information radically changed in the past 15 to 30 years."

    Tagged with: USnewspapersmediaconsumptionbusinesseconomicscontentdigitalaudience

  2. Rudy Rucker – Fresh SF Futures

    "If you think about it, it’s quite unreasonable to regard, say, the physics and sociology of classic space opera as “rules” about science-fictional futures. These are all things that writers made up in, like, the 1930s, and which later writers polished and refined. The “rules” have no Higher Truth and they’re unlikely to apply to any actual future. They’re only stories that people made up for fun, and there’s absolutely no reason why we can’t keep changing the rules."

    Tagged with: sfRudy-Ruckersciencefictiontropesideaswriting

  3. Mexicans get microchipped over kidnapping fears

    "She says fear of kidnapping was driving well-off Mexicans to buy an unproven technology. "They are a prime target because they've got money and they've got a worry and you can combine those two and offer them a false sense of security which is exactly what this is," she says." New subcutaneous techno-snake-oil!

    Tagged with: MexicoimplantGPSchiptechnologyparanoiasnake-oil

  4. Nano-sized ‘trojan horse’ to aid nutrition

    "Once in the small intestine the nanoparticle gets sticky and bonds to the intestinal wall. It then leaks its contents directly into the intestinal cells, which allows them to be absorbed directly into the blood stream."

    Tagged with: sciencenanotechtechnologyhealthmedicinenutrition

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