Today we have chipmunks and hats and earnings and a novel.
Chipmunks · People who haven’t been in the woods in the right part of the North American West. Think of a smaller, cuter, faster, striped squirrel. Anyhow, economist-blogger Brad DeLong has a witty and thoughtful conversation with one in Three Miles East of East Inlet Trailhead, Rocky Mountain National Park.
Hats · I have previously written here on the merits of Akubra hats; they come from Australia, are stylish and tough generally just the thing. Unfortunately, they’re kind of hard to buy, even in Australia. Well, an online retailer named David Morgan has an online Akubra store. I’ll have to give it a try.
Earnings · Following on Sun’s online earnings release, Dominic Jones at IR Web Report has penned The truth about Sun’s Web-first earnings release — Update 3. It’s quantitative and amusing and cynical; Dominic is definitely my kinda guy.
Rainbows End · That’s the name of a 2006 novel by Vernor Vinge (hard sci-fi, relatively well-written, decent airplane reading); Rainbows End is now online, with a copyright notice but no other barriers between the text and the reader. Well, except for reading a novel in your browser’s default and default paragraph style really sucks compared to properly-typeset text inscribed on dead trees. I had a look and I guess I’ll buy the book for my next long plane ride. Hmm... isn’t this what they call “marketing”?