Modern Pensées

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Best Links of the Week

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Makoto Fujimura has an excellent open letter to the churches in North America concerning Art and Christianity.

Interesting piece on how Google avoids the USA’s 35% corporate tax employing a “double irish” and “double sandwhich” strategy.

Top Ten Mistakes Made by n00b Car Buyers” – I might add a #11 to this list that says buying a new car instead of a quality used one.

John Muether has a provocative piece on social media over at the Ligonier Blog.  I think he is a bit out of touch at points but makes some excellent points as well.  A worthwhile read.

One of my seminary professors (Chuck Hill) pieces in the Huffington Post of all places – “The Conspiracy Theory of the Gospels.”  Also, Chuck has an important book coming out entitled, “Who Chose the Gospels.”

FED pumping $600,000,000,000.00 into the system for some “quantitative easing.”

Oxford, Rice, and Open University release a bunch of free ebooks on iTunesU.

Details on the new “Touchdown Jesus“… this is the Cincinnati, OH version and not the Notre Dame version.

Excellent Piece from 60 Minutes on how Wall Street and employers have used and abused 401ks to the detriment of the working man:

This commercial makes some good critiques of the smartphone age… not sure how it really connects to the actual smartphone it is promoting… but the critique is sound…  Really?

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  1. MIcrosoft is an operating system and office software company. They don’t want you paying attention to your phone all the time because they want you to be chained to a desktop computer running their high-margin software products.

    In the ideal, do we all want phones that can get us back to our lives? Sure, but we still have work to do. We still have to get things done. Is it better to be able to do some of that work when you’re out and about rather than needing a full-fledged computer? Absolutely.

    Mobile computing is an extremely important part of the future, but Microsoft’s campaign sort of makes it seem like an annoying part of the present. Not sure this is really the best marketing, but then Microsoft isn’t known for their marketing.

    Aaron Massey

    November 4, 2010 at 9:00 am


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