China Plans Central Heat for Half the Country
Judge Tells Department of Justice to Back Off Google
Justice Department had demanded millions of reports on what people look for on the web. Google, to its credit, said "No" when Yahoo and others said "Yes." Unfortunately, they're still going to turn over a vastly more limited cache of data, but it's a much better outcome than had they just turned over everything that the DoJ demanded in the first place.
Homage to Google's Amateurish Logo
Essay draws the dubious conclusion, though, that there's so much good design in the world that it's refreshing to see something not well-designed. An observant reader might beg to differ about that supposed preponderance of good design. And it wouldn't even require visiting the world's worst-looking websites; millions of junk consumer goods, overwrought company newsletters, and downright ugly buildings make the opposing case in the real world.
Building a Store in the Middle of Nowhere
...and never opening it. That's the kind of bizarre art that maximizes amusement.