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    Rabble Rousing Random Ramblings by S Jagadish is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.

    January 12, 2004
     

    Link of the day


    Monday seems to be a good day to find new stuff on the web.

    The USA's military budget increase of $48 million is larger than the annual military budget of any other country!

    The 20 Macs that mattered most according to Wired, during the 20th anniversary after the first Apple Mac came out.

    Doug Engelbart, the inventor of the device we now call the mouse on what it felt like to launch the point-and-click revolution 15 years before the Mac. Oh, and he also did some work on videoconferencing, hyperlinks, networked collaboration and digital text editing.

    The Worldwatch Institute's magazine which says that while annual ice cream consumption in Europe last year was $11 billion, clean drinking water for the entire planet could have been provided by spending $10 billion. Rather revealing! Madras denizens would no doubt argue that as little as .5% of that amount (Rs. 23 crores approx) would solve a significant portion of their water problems.

    NB: Free registration required to access some content on the Worldwatch site

    On the occasion of Tintin's 75th birthday, the BBC on his enduring appeal.




    Politics


    Former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill on CBS' 60 minutes programme talks about the lack of democracy in US cabinet meetings on the war on terror.

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