Diamond-Crusted Vertu Phone Defies Slump Bloomberg
Stuck in Bed for 19 Months, at Hospital’s Expense New York Times
You Love Your iPhone. Literally. New York Times. I am the proud owner of a stupid phone. I did love and still miss my NeXT computer. Since I really don’t like cell phones, I fancy I will be immune to iPhone romantic enslavement when I finally break down and get one.
Citigroup questions if US spectrum shortage exists Network World
Battered by Economic Crisis, Greeks Turn to Barter Networks New York Times. The black economy goes even further underground.
Currency Revulsion Ed Harrison
With nets, spray and force, police crack down on march The Villager (hat tip Buzz Potamkin). On last weekend’s march, but provides some useful detail.
Bully for BofA: New Debit Card Fees! Adam Levitin, Credit Slips
Top Prosecutor Stands Out by Pushing Back New York Times
Fantastic Objects, Excited Stories and Dreadful Politics Huffington Post (hat tip Rob Parenteau)
Antidote du jour (hat tip reader James B). This is a Nicobar pigeon, which is enough to make me rethink my views on pigeons: