I have worked within the wireless communications R&D industry for close to 20 years now and, in my experience, one consistent ingredient that has often escaped the recipe of so many consumer electronic products is simplicity. This facet alone should be instilled, force-fed and, to be honest, beaten into innovators, developers, manufacturers or whomever decides [...]
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It is time to send in the clowns. With North Korea’s new young leader falling into old habits of saber rattling toward South Korea, and with China unwilling to put pressure on it to come into the community of nations, it is time to send in a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) mediator. The only trick is how to get the New Dear Leader to ask for one.
From the mid-seventeenth century onwards, Indian textiles were imported by the European East India companies and were sought after by consumers not just in England, but in most European countries. But the inroads of Indian cotton textiles into the consuming habits of Europeans also generated resistance.
Operation Typhoon involved over three million men on both sides of the eastern front. Such a figure is hard to comprehend and the truth is, even as an historian, it’s easy to lose sight of the human dimension in this war. That was brought home to me last year during a trip to Russia and the battlefield of Viaz’ma.