Assorted links

by on August 22, 2010 at 1:39 pm in Web/Tech | Permalink

1. Jacob Levy on Ernest Gellner.

2. A menu for our times.

3. Markets in everything: dating site which kicks out non-ugly people.

4. What if I were in charge? (NB: I am not telling you to click on this link)

5. Interfluidity on the Treasury meeting.

6. How are things going for Spain these days?

dearieme August 22, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Well they did win the World Cup.

anonymous August 22, 2010 at 9:43 pm

The dating site is doomed, because ugly people discriminate against other ugly people just as much as everyone else does. Quasimodo wants Esmeralda, not… Quasimodella.

It’s hard to see how they could stay in business, unless the ostensible purpose of the site is not the actual business plan (eg, upselling of some kind).

perfecthedge August 23, 2010 at 3:26 am

#3 is perfect swooping grounds for insecure good-looking people.

Henry August 23, 2010 at 12:32 pm

I can only see the small thumbnails but some of the people there seem fairly attractive. Few are what I’d call “ugly”.

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