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Week 57

12.02.02

http://www.observer.co.uk/worldview/story/
0,11581,845725,00.html

I know that everybody's blogging Ozzie's new Kill-All-Yankees manifesto, but really, everybody oughta read this thing. My favorite graph: Osama's feminist angle. "You are a nation that exploits women like consumer products or advertising tools calling upon customers to purchase them."

Man, no wonder Miss World caught all hell, huh?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/
2504699.stm

Oh, and if you have the temerity to vote for elected representatives who hassle him, that means you're a criminal and he gets to kill you and it's all your fault.

Here is the number of Americans who have to convert to Islam right away to make this guy's speechwriter happy.

http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/popclock

 

12.03.02

It always trips me out when I stumble over people in Austin who are into  weird, advanced, freaky tech-art stuff, and I've never heard of them.

Actually a lot of other local people have that same reaction about me.

http://www.bluegenieart.com/floats.html

Nice "brainmobile."

http://www.mine-control.com/

Whoa daddy.

 

12.04.02

http://www.omroep.nl/vara/necrocam/

An off-the-wall Dutch movie about teenage webcam freaks who decide to webcam their dead pal's decaying corpse. You know, in ancient Egypt, that concept would have gone over gangbusters.

 

12.05.02

That's interesting. Grafting on an entire new face.

http://www.observer.co.uk/uk_news/story/
0,6903,846447,00.html

And why even bother with a human face, why not, like, a William Gibson Lo-Tek grisly mass of shark cartilage?

 

12.06.02

Awesome maps from Telegeography. Too bad I can't spare 185 bucks for wall-candy.

http://www.telegeography.com/maps/
cable/large_image.html

Swell free computer wallpaper, though.

http://www.telegeography.com/maps/
internet/wallpaper/index.html

Lotta glass in the old-world ground here. I wonder if archaeologists will be digging Internet cable up in 2,000 years.

http://www.telegeography.com/maps/
europe/images/europe_map_large.gif

Man, check out that jump in Copenhagen's net-traffic statistics. What is with those Danes?

http://www.telegeography.com/resources/
statistics/internet/
pg02_top10_hub_cities_01.html

The "bit per minute index." Netherlands forty? Wow!

http://www.telegeography.com/resources/
statistics/internet/
pg02_bitminute_index_01.html
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Bruce Sterling writes books like Darwin watched animals. Find out more about him, and read tattered electronic copies of Cheap Truth, at the Bruce Sterling Online Index. He lives with his wife Nancy and their two daughters in Austin, Texas.

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