The Iranian general secretly running Iraq "Until now, few Iraqis have dared to talk openly about the enigmatic Iranian general, what role he plays in Iraq and how he shapes key agendas like no one else. 'He is indeed like Keyser Soze,' said a senior US official."
James Gleick: How Google dominates us "The Google corporate motto is 'Don't be evil.' Who, then, judges what is evil? 'Evil is what Sergey (Brin) says is evil,' explained Eric Schmidt, the chief executive officer."
New York Review of Books
On keeping the brain fit "What about the mundane, creeping memory loss that begins about the time our 30s recede, when car keys and people's names evaporate? It's not Alzheimer's, but it's worrying. Activity appears to be critical."