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Microposting(s) for November 13th through November 17th

These my micropostings and bookmarks – November 13th through November 17th:

  • / UK – Letter from Iceland – What a wonderful article from Robert Jackson, an FT journalist living in Icelands since 2003. Clear, moving and thought-provoking.

    I have cycled and walked in Iceland and dream weekly of those experiences. This article brings home the issues the Icelandic people are facing in a very human fashion.

    “I urge you all to guard that which is most important in the life of every one of us, to protect those values which will survive the storm now beginning. I urge families to talk together and not to allow anxiety to get the upper hand, even though the outlook is grim for many. We need to explain to our children that the world is not on the edge of a precipice, and we all need to find an inner courage to look to the future… Thus with Icelandic optimism, fortitude and solidarity as weapons, we will ride out the storm.

    God bless Iceland.”

  • Asos: net gain – Telegraph – Nice article by Charlie Porter at the Torygraph on ASOS’ business approach, history and USP. Good, pacey read.
  • Doom-mongering: A 2009 Internet Media Plan – “Down is the new up”, “survival of the quickest” and a ‘cut now not later’ mantra… Nick Denton does a reprise of the Things I Wish I’d Known in 2001 – but with nice charts.

    Interesting, if not wholly disinterested post from Nick. It’s always good to be the first, most Grizzly of bears when independent. There’s no doubt though that in the last decade Nick has seen/set the gamut of digital publishing’s highs and lows.

    Good to see his blog reawaken, too.