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December, 2003 | Jason E. Shao

NAFTA Effects

A decade later, a tempered vision of NAFTA – Industrial space that was once hotter than a jalapeņo pepper is cooling as companies that flocked to Mexico in the 1990s are looking to China, Honduras, Sri Lanka, and elsewhere for lower wages and better all-around conditions. Overall, the number of jobs in Mexico’s so-called maquiladora ...

Macworld Wishlist

Macworld Wish List for Steve by David Miller – Macworld SF is like a second Christmas for many Mac users. And it all begins with Steve’s keynote address. What new goodies are in store for this coming year? Here’s a wish list from Mac DevCenter writers. [MacDevCenter]

Lawsuit Against Pixar’s Finding Nemo

Suing Nemo: Litigation Hits The Undersea World – As if there wasn’t already enough controversy over Simba and Kimba, Toon Zone alerts us to an article at BBC News Online about an author of children’s books in France suing Disney. The author, Franck Le Calvez, claims that many of the characters in Disney/Pixar’s smash hit ...

Ending Farm Subsidies

IMF Presses World to Scrap Farm Subsidies – The world economy would gain an annual boost of 128 billion dollars if lavish farm subsidies were scrapped, the IMF said in a report. Industrialized nations spent more than 300 billion dollars last year on agricultural subsidies — six times the total government aid to developing countries, ...

Kung-Log Becomes Ecto

chaotic intransient prose bursts: They called it “ecto” – With a new name, I felt the program should be cleaned up as well. I re-coded everything from the ground up. There are a lot of improvements now and a lot of new features, most of which have been repeated user-requests. The final product is now ...