Saturday, September 05, 2009

Links ...

  1. Let's kick this off with two punchy cartoons from A brief history of corporate whining and Bitch if you do, Broke if you don't. The latter reminded me of this gem from xkcd.

  2. Sankarshan Thakur in The Telegraph: The Prime Minister's Office wakes up to 100-day deadline.

  3. Victor Mair at Language Log: Food choices in Indian airlines.

  4. Stanley Kaplan, the guy who made a fortune by training students to do well in SAT and other such exams, died last week at 90. Here's the NYTimes obituary.

    Far more interesting is Malcolm Gladwell's 2001 profile of the man, his method, and his enduring influence on the testing industry.: Examined Life: What Stanley H. Kaplan taught us about the SAT.

  5. While on coaching industry, here's a NYTimes story about a South Korean cram school that went online to reach the masses and became one of the hottest tech companies in Korea: Tech Company Helps South Korean Students Ace Entrance Tests.