Here we have the world's most extraordinary hotel, Mihir Garh, in the middle of Rajasthan’s Thar Desert in India (as voted by the readers of Lonely Planet). I'm sure there was extraordinary competition. On my list to visit :)
What if cash was a new currency like Bitcoin? "Cash is a 100% anonymous and untraceable payments technology. It is like a weapon of mass destruction launched against law enforcement." Hehe.
Have you been following the situation in the Ukraine? I am uneducated on the issues but most interested; Ukrainian president flees as opposition seize the palace. Powerline wonders Can Ukraine survive? in a post which suggests a Czechoslovakian-style breakup of the country, into a western-leaning Ukrainian-speaking faction, and an eastern-leaning Russian-speaking faction. This would involve splitting the capital city of Kiev in two.
Tesla confirms huge battery factor plan, and will ship 35,000 cars next year. So be it. I love Tesla and their cars (!), and wish them all the best, but I kinda miss having a unique vehicle. If they're too successful I'll end up having just another car on the road. Same thing happened to me in 1992, when I was the first on my block with a Lexus Couple :)
Google offers us tips on how to avoid being a 'glasshole'. "Respect others and if they have questions about Glass don’t get snappy. Be polite and explain what Glass does and remember, a quick demo can go a long way." I will need these as I will have a Glass myself, soon.
Tim Bray is leaving Google. Best of luck to him. Interesting that they wouldn't have a place for him as a telecommuter.
Om Malik is leaving GigaOm. Huh. And becoming a VC. Double huh.
Dave Winer nails it: Why people like Facebook: "because when they post something there, they get responses from people they care about."