Assorted links

by on August 15, 2014 at 12:16 pm in Uncategorized | Permalink

1. In Japan the telegram is alive and well.  And The Ultimate Stimulus.

2. Is animal hybridization increasing?

3. Swarm of one thousand robots.

4. Greece is creating some new Greek ruins, and pretty quickly.

5. New eBook on secular stagnation.

6. FT lunch with Raghu Rajan.

prior_approval August 15, 2014 at 12:33 pm

I guess nobody at NTT reads this web site –

‘India to send the world’s last telegram on July 14th

by Tyler Cowen on June 18, 2013 at 1:26 am in History, Web/Tech’

http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2013/06/india-to-send-the-worlds-last-telegram-on-july-14th.html

STOP update STOP August 15, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Update to the original article reads:
NEW DELHI — (Editor’s Note: The original story incorrectly heralded the worldwide demise of the telegram. In fact, some telegram services live on, including an international telegram service that will continue to operate in India even as the state-run service is shutting down.)
MR can’t be blamed for everything.

Hadur August 15, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Isn’t it in fact highly precedented for Olympic venues to rot unused?

Axa August 18, 2014 at 7:43 am

Not precisely: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venues_of_the_1976_Summer_Olympics Barcelona, Los Angeles and Atlanta can show to do things.

dearieme August 15, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Greek ruins: did you see the speculation that Aristotle’s tomb might have been found?
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/31853

ThomasH August 16, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Olympic venues, like World Cup venues should be paid for by spectators via advertisers.

Mike Huben August 16, 2014 at 6:59 pm

How telling that Tyler’s name is nowhere mentioned in the Secular Stagnation book, despite his recent book “The Great Stagnation”.

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