think I’ve mentioned this Zen Koan before, but it’s worth reminding
ourselves of it: the bird and the fish both pursue the same goal in
winter – to stay warm – but they take opposite approaches. The bird
flies up while the fish swims down.
You were busy listening to President Obama talk about health care, or watching the economy defy even the most pessimistic doomsayers. But all the while, the Web was churning with news of backroom dealings, car tech, Harvard's secret shame, and the intractable war on drugs. Here's what you may have missed.
The foundering of several bedrock financial companies helped create a perfect storm today, spurring to one of the worst trading days in nearly a decade. The tech sector didn't escape the catastrophe, but fared more buoyantly than almost all others, closing the day with some big news of its own.