February 26, 2009


1.  Really interesting write up by Waxy on a group of 240 Chinese fans of the Economist who collaborate to translate each weeks issue behind China's infamous "great firewall":
While researching Oscar screeners last month, I stumbled on a remarkable example of online collaboration in China that's completely undiscovered here. In short, a group of dedicated fans of The Economist newsmagazine are translating each weekly issue cover-to-cover, splitting up the work among a team of volunteers, and redistributing the finished translations as complete PDFs for a Chinese audience.
 As usual, there's lots more of interest that follows including the translation process, self-censorship, distribution and what the Economist thinks.

2.  Louis CK on Conan, "everything is amazing and nobody is happy."

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