Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Link roundup

1. Envelope with mysterious styrofoam cube.

2. "A German Ghost Town in the Heart of China." Via.

3. "How to Fix Internet Embarrassments and Improve Your Online Reputation."

1 comment:

  1. Some background on the German/Chinese development:

    "But this is all can-kicking; the ballroom days are over. Nothing goes quite like a bubble. And pretty soon the Wenzhou guys are in trouble themselves. Colourful identities in shoe-biz are hopping out of tall buildings and pizza-ing the sidewalk. And here’s the kicker. You kick loans out the front door, you gotta turn them over out the back. The deal is the same for Citigroup and dodgy bookies. So they set up “trusts” with big names and float them in Hong Kong…and the Royal Bank of Scotland is a big investor.

    No. No. That’s not the kicker. The kicker is this – the big deal, the hacienda if it hadn’t been a nightclub, the daddy, is a whole suburb designed by one Albert Speer. "