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Off-topic: Failed States

This might be off-topic for this blog, but interesting nonetheless in terms of subject matter and research methodology:

(from the website)

The index is compiled using the Fund for Peace’s internationally recognized methodology, the Conflict Assessment System Tool (CAST). It assesses violent internal conflicts and measures the impact of mitigating strategies. In addition to rating indicators of state failure that drive conflict, it offers techniques for assessing the capacities of core state institutions and analyzing trends in state instability.

http://www.fundforpeace.org/programs/fsi/fsindex.php 

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July 3, 2007 at 1:18 am Leave a comment

Take that, iPhone!

While people are fainting over the launch of the iPhone, the competition isn’t twiddling thumbs. Check out this photoseries of futuristic phone designs. While some of these designs seem ludicrous (e.g. the smell-emitting phone), some trends definitely seem visible.

 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/06/magazine_future_of_mobile/html/5.stm

June 27, 2007 at 6:44 pm Leave a comment

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