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Filed under 'theeconomist'

May 16, 2012

Renouncing citizenship: Did Eduardo Saverin do anything wrong?

Level-headed rational piece from The Economist blogs regarding Eduardo Saverin’s US citizenship renouncement.

July 1, 2009

Amazon.com: The Economist: The Kindle Store

This makes me tremendously happy — The Economist is now available as a Kindle subscription. Interestingly, it’s priced almost identically to the dead tree subscription, which is causing a rare amount of bitching in the Amazon reviews from those who don’t understand the, erm, economics of magazine production. (Clue: Adding dead-tree subscribers increases the rate you can charge advertisers. Adding advertising-free Kindle subscribers doesn’t.)

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February 26, 2009

The size of social networks | Primates on Facebook | The Economist

Good Economist article about how “the Dunbar number” relates to online social networks, with some interesting stats about friend groups on Facebook.

July 16, 2008

Pasties, Pasties Everywhere - Freakonomics

The Economist replies in their characteristically classy manner when Stephen Dubner accuses them of misspelling “pastries”. (And now I find myself craving a Ginster’s…)

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May 6, 2008

Economist wins acclaim from rap duo

Things I never thought I’d hear: Nerdcore rapping about The Economist.

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January 28, 2008

Democracy in America | Economist.com

The Economist has an outstanding US Politics blog. In depth, funny and required reading.

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August 20, 2007

Audio Edition | Economist.com

Not-quite-a-podcast from The Economist — The entire issue each week as a talking-book. Each section of the magazine is a separate MP3 file, so you can “read” the bits that interest you. Free to subscribers.

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About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.