Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
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[links] Link Salad goes to lunch, brings back a doggie bag

The Ford Pinto memo — Ancient history, relatively speaking, but well worth remembering. When conservatives blather on about market self-regulation, this is one of the most profound counterarguments. Markets optimize for financial performance, not social good. I don't know why this is so hard for privatization advocates to understand. You want your healthcare decisions being made by minds like these?

The social life of information — A book review that will tell you more than you ever wanted to know about privacy, personal information and information technology. (Thanks to karindira.)

David Brin on his tour de Asia, part 1 — (Thanks to dirkcjelli for the link.)

Should Governments Be Allowed To Install Spyware? — (Thanks to lillypond for this one.)

Aeon 11 is out — Includes my short story "A Very Old Man With No Wings At All."

Volunteers collect Baghdad's nameless dead.

Face-scan can spot genetic illnesses — Depending on how you look at it, this is either fascinating, or the return of some of the worst excesses of nineteenth century pseudoscience. Or quite possibly both.

A 1962 Czech short film about hoonage in a Tatra 603 — Worth watching for the music alone. Not to mention the weirdly mannered acting. And the incredibly cool Iron Curtain hod rod.
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