When I first visited Japan in 1989 the exchange rate was about ¥140 to the dollar. I can't understand all of tonight's wailing in the business and economic media about the "Slide of the Yen". It's almost back to the rate it was in 1990 - well, great! More is better <1>. This ¥100 to the dollar stuff has been painful... such thoughts always lead back to my Big Simplistic Question from after first seeing "Network" in 1977:
More Words About Truman:Feed just published a good article concerning its relevance with Philip K. Dick, and Ken Sane had a great letter in Salon today. Turns out he's got a whole web page devoted to the film, which is just one component of a fascinating site. Here's an introductory quote from it:
As audiences enjoy the new movie, "The Truman Show", many are impressed by what seems to be its striking originality. But the truth is, "The Truman Show" is repeating a story that dozens of other works of popular fiction have used for decades. It is a story that reveals an essential truth about what is happening to society in the 20th Century.I added a chunk of his Salon letter to my own Truman clippings page.
Replaced my busted rear spoke; fortunately I didn't have to remove the tire. (But yes, the gear cluster had to come off, with a mighty grunt.) Two spare spokes left!
IMF - International Monetary Fund
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<1>But this good enough for me to seriously ponder a short trans-pacific jaunt soon. Back