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    Sample questions from the National Geographic Bee, which a Texas 7th-grader won a couple of days ago. He got all the answers right and scored, among other things, a trip […]

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  • Quoted

    “Here is one of the most closed countries in the world and yet, through this effort on the Internet by a bunch of strangers, the country’s visible secrets are being […]

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  • Don’t stop the presses about Apple netbook

    We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the rampant speculation about how Apple might be releasing a netbook, although it wouldn’t be called one. It would be called a tablet. […]

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  • Journalistic conflict of interest?

    Those of us who went to journalism school armed with pen, spiral reporter notebook, proportion wheel and pica pole might be especially interested to know that starting this fall, the […]

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  • More from Kris..

    Well, at least he’s dating! Check it out:

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  • Pink-slippers tweeting away…

    Sandy Jones-Kaminski replied to my recent post about the nuts and bolts of Twitter, an increasingly popular – though at times bedeviling – social-networking tool for job-seekers. She has some […]

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  • Kris is pink-slipped once again…

    Can it get any more frustrating than this: being “laid off” from a non-paid volunteer gig at the San Jose airport? Read on:

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  • Social networking butterfly

    Let’s flit from one social networking bit to another: *Yahoo may be unfashionably late in joining the social networking party, but “I can guarantee you there will be some acquisitions, […]

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  • Off topic

    Interchange-inclined? The Infrastructurist informs. Plus: Tracing the origin of the phrase “the whole nine yards.” And: Typewriter, freeware that gives you no choice but to focus.

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  • Quoted

    “This was a phenomenally close race and a challenge to predict. But a lot of clients and colleagues are asking for our prediction … and we don’t want to disappoint […]

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