Energy Politics: Gazprom, Meet Google

If you thought Gazprom's approach to managing customer relations  - or its role as an extension of Russian geopolitics - was a problem, just wait for this one: according to the NYT technology blog "Bits", Google, "which consumes vast amounts of electricity to run the computers in its data centers, last month created a subsidiary called … Continue reading Energy Politics: Gazprom, Meet Google

Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

No, that's not a joke. This, from the NYT:  OSLO — In a stunning surprise, the Nobel Committee announced Friday that it had awarded its annual peace prize to President Obama“for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples” less than nine months after he took office. Urmmm.... OK, I guess. Hunh? [UPDATE]: … Continue reading Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

The “Better Comparison”

Interesting verbiage, here. In the discussion of what Washington's reading these days to try to figure out what to do next in Afghanistan, the focus seems to be on institutional lessons learned. While Josh makes a good point on what to read, the more interesting one, I think, is how some comparisons are being described … Continue reading The “Better Comparison”

Omnivore 07/10/09

Centcom Responds to Post on Iraqi Deaths, R. Adm. Hal Pittman, At War/New York Times Our Shifting Urban Landscape, James Danoff-Burg, Seed Magazine Polymaths: 20 Living Examples, Ed Cumming, Intelligence Life Text Messaging Shows Promise as a Survey Tool, Simmi Aujla, Chronicle of Higher Education Taliban Prison Wall Art, Bill Graveland, Canadian Press A General … Continue reading Omnivore 07/10/09