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The case for traveling to ‪#‎NorthKorea‬

My decision to visit North Korea was reflex. It was 2007, I was a young (and quite skinny) English teacher in Seoul, and tours over the 38th parallel were becoming popular. The seaside town of Gumgangsan, located a 40-minute drive over the DMZ on the eastern coast, was receiving rafts of slick tour buses from…

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The ecology of new technology

Below is an excerpt about the evolution of the Internet of Things taken from the tech and innovation report “Dubai’s Next Act: Becoming the scholar of smart cities” published by Investvine.  No longer a realm reserved for techno-futurists, the Internet of Things, whether perceptible or not, affects our lives every day. In Dubai, the first…

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“A rose by another name” (Newsweek Japan)

If you ask Tin Mg Win, the landslide win seized by Myanmar opposition party the National League for Democracy (NLD) on November 8th’s general election is too early to celebrate. The 83-year-old former general manager at Yangon’s AC Martin, a US architecture firm, recalls the last time the NLD came out victorious at the ballot…