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Five of 上海
· Pictures of Shanghai, I mean. Not including any tourist attractions ... [2 comments]
Jing ’an Temple
· Its sprawling golden roof, all curls and curves, dominated my hotel’s neighborhood visually. This is impressive since its neighbors are towering skyscrapers and gleaming malls. I wouldn’t say it really belongs on Shanghai’s must-see list, but there were some awfully nice pictures to be taken inside ... [3 comments]
上海: Shanghai Wrapup
· Miscellaneous pictures and thoughts to wrap up the Shanghai series. These should be taken very lightly, based as they are on a big four days of jet-lagged reportage ... [4 comments]
上海: That Light
· I haven’t been to China since the Nineties and that was Hong Kong, but I remembered the special Hong Kong light. There it was again in Shanghai, so maybe it’s Chinese light, or at least South Chinese ... [3 comments]
上海: Those Buildings
· I already noted that the really in-your-face thing about Shanghai is its forest of huge soaring buildings. Enough pictures have probably been taken, but I couldn’t resist adding a couple to the collection ... [1 comment]
上海: After Dark
· The lights are bright in Shanghai at night, most places ... [1 comment]
上海: 430 km/h!
· When I arrived, they’d said to take a taxi to the hotel so I did, and the price was reasonable, but it was an hour of dice-with-death Shanghai driving through not-very-exciting neighborhoods. But then I found out about the MagLev train to the airport. It’s really fast, and the station (a short taxi ride from the hotel) is totally all mod cons. I lashed out for the first-class ticket ... [1 comment]
上海: Under Construction
· Shanghai really is. They’ve built a mega-city in a young lifetime and they’re not slowing down at all ... [2 comments]
上海: Hidden Stories
· I have a lot of pictures, but not so many words, from Shanghai. I’m impressed but inarticulate because after four days on the ground, I’m mostly mystified. I’m old enough to have a few regrets, and among the sharpest is that I’ve never taken the trouble to be really fluent in a language other than English. In particular, I am in awe of my colleagues who switch back and forth between Mandarin and English three times in a sentence. And everywhere I look I see stories I’ll never know, because, first of all, how could I ever get into a conversation with the woman on the back of the bicycle behind the other woman on the bicycle, both of them laughing so hard they’re in danger of swerving in front of a BMW? And if I could, I wouldn’t understand the words. And if I did, I maybe still wouldn’t get the joke. And there are twenty million people here, that’s a lot of stories ...
Tech Days Talent
· I’m here in Shanghai attending Sun Tech Days. This is a soup-to-nuts show, everything from the operating system up to Web Tier Orchestration. I am definitely playing the wild-eyed-crazy role in this production; my messages of radical openness and Web 2.0 inside-out information flows and doing not necessarily Java-based Web development are a little outside for this crowd, I think. But they have something we don’t have at most of our New World tech shows: a talent contest! ... [4 comments]
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