In other news indicating just how doomed Apple is, BlackBerry has signed a letter of intent to be acquired by Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited for $4.7 billion. In other words, less than the revenue Apple made from selling iPhones over the weekend.
Man, that clog got cleaned up quickly over at BlackBerry. The flush went right down on the second try!
Man… sometimes it just doesn’t feel right to be a self-satisfied iOS developer.
North Korea’s Concentration Camps Are Growing
Does Dennis Rodman even have a clue?
A new publication by the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea shows the growth of concentration camps inside the country. Anything between 150,000 and 200,000 citizens (that last figure comes courtesy of Amnesty, via are thought to be detained in one of at least six of the DPRK’s internment facilities. In all but one, inhabitants are there for life.
The report contains recent satellite images of one such institution in the North-East of the country, known as Camp 25. The pictures show that the area of the internment center, which increased in size by 72% between 2009 and 2010, is still growing. Guards, sentry posts and what are thought to be a crematory and gallows are all visible, helpfully pointed out here by the Washington Post.
Find out more here.
[Image via The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea]
Speaking from a position of total ignorance on the matter, what constitutes a ‘Concentration Camp’, how is different from a prison, and more particularly, how is it different from the prisons in the U.S. which host such a high percentage of the American population?
From Om Malik:
My friend Steve just started reading Carl Sagan’s The Demon-Haunted World from 1987. In an email this morning Steve shared an “interesting, but very dystopic, paragraph.” “I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time–when the Unites States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries […]