Two points are clear to me

One is that when funding for the lottery-backed People’s Network dries up, as it always seems to for this type of initiative, I wonder who will provide the money to fix or replace all those internet-access computers. If they aren’t updated, just as book stocks...

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In Korea

IN PROPER KOREAN FASHION, I held my glass with two hands as Min filled it with beer. Then to reciprocate his ges­ture of friendship, I picked up the bot­tle—both hands again—and poured beer into his glass.   Min works for a small export company,finding Korean...

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A major problem in the Arctic

Some men make carvings out of soapstone, whale bone, or ivory, while the women sew sealskin mittens and boots. Business is budding among the Eskimos, in the form of cooperatives. These sit well with a people who traditionally shared the fruits of the hunt. They...

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