Friday, October 26, 2018 | RECENT NOTES

Finnish population

The freesheet Metro reports on a demographic shift. People born in 1948 no longer constitute the largest group in the country. Oh no.

Moreover, more people now leave Finland than arrive, according to figures passed to YLE.


Korean Law

If I understand a report in today’s Guardian correctly (and if Benjamin Haas, the Guardian reporter, has outlined the issue correctly) South Korean law does not take geography as its basis, but rather citizenship.

Every other legal jurisdiction that I have heard of bases itself on geography. This difference has immense implications for what we think about the relationship between citizens, the state, and the legal framework that adjudicates between them.


Sunday, March 17, 2019 | THE TIME OF DAY


Friday, September 28, 2012 | ESSAYS

The zen of productivity

Someone asked me last week what was the best calendar/to-do app for the iPad, and I was unequivocal. Pocket Informant is the best general purpose app. It is the most well-developed, most stable, and most flexible of the available apps. It has an active user community and the CEO, Alex Kac, is active on the forums on a daily basis.

This essay looks at my brief flirtation with an alternative app called Smart Pad, and what I learned from it. The comparisons are by now out of date but the principles remain true.