Thursday, March 22, 2007

A few things

Ahmed Rashid, author of a number of books on Central Asia and Afghanistan, has a disturbing column on political upheaval in Pakistan. There is a relative paucity of books on Pakistan, which given its potential future significance is also disturbing. Stephen Cohen's Idea of Pakistan is a bit dry, but worth reading.

Nerd world reports that the Library of Congress is collecting the ten most important computer games, as well as proposing his own top five. I would toss in the original Castle Wolfenstein and its 3-D successor. Also the King's Quest series. It's hard to beat that for puzzle solving.

France has made public its UFO files. Apparently 25% of encounters remain unexplained.

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