Gongol.com Archives: November 2005
Brian Gongol

The American Way (11.22.2005)
Human-Development Indicators Presented Profoundly Well
Economists everywhere could take a lesson from the engaging way the Human Development Report is displayed by the Gapminder Foundation

The United States of America (11.22.2005)
Utterly Bizarre: Naked Man Jumps to Death from DC Office BUilding
The most rapid and effective response seems to have come from the city's parking enforcement, who ticketed the man's double-parked car before the police and fire/rescue workers had gotten their work done

Science and Technology (11.22.2005)
Podcasting College Lectures
Another fad, to be sure. It's fine to hear a lecture, but if the instructor isn't wise enough to make their presentation worth attending, then why pay tuition?

Weather and Disasters (11.22.2005)
Explosion at Chemical Plant Frightens Chinese Officials
Shutting down the water supply for a city of 3 million people

Business and Finance (11.22.2005)
Newspaper Circulation Declines: Shifting from "Bad" to "Crisis"
Circulation down 2% to 3% across the industry, but some papers have lost more than 10% in the last year

We All Need a Little Humor (11.22.2005)
The Bran-Man Experiment

Science and Technology (11.22.2005)
How to Park the Same Number of Cars in 1/4 the Space
If people never enter parking garages, the facilities can dump all of the things needed to make them safe for humans. Automation is the keystone.