Tharum Bun

The intersection of technology and media

17 years later…

on December 23, 2007, 3 comments

It took British writer and author J. K. Rowling 17 years to complete the Harry Potter fantasy series. One would say this is such a long journey. Her work, of course, grabs worldwide attention; she becomes of one the greatest writers living. Here in Phnom Penh, Em Satya, a Cambodian novelist illustrator, has to wait […]

What makes a team?

on December 22, 2007, no comments

In football world, to appoint a new manager or a coach a number of aspects have to be considered. It’s always a tough job to any appointing committee to get the right person for the job, particularly in England, where media are too influential. Not only that the manager has skills, but his history that […]

The weight of the world

on December 15, 2007, no comments

“Who is John Galt?” Is it a cheap American slang? Atlas Shrugged is the last Ayn Rand’s novel that I’m currently reading, shortly after The Fountainhead. My friend Geoffrey Cain asked me whether I had read Atlas Shrugged when I posted some notes about The Fountainhead. Bigger in scope than the previous book, Ayn the […]

Music goes mobile — Musician goes to street

on December 13, 2007, no comments

One December evening, not too cold, a gathering on Sisowath Quay attracted my eyes when I was biking from home to the west bank of the Tonle Sap River for leisure and perspiring. This season, in Phnom Penh, is more or less good for people who love sweater, not sweating. A gentleman with a guitar […]

Mac and Book in Phnom Penh

on December 10, 2007, 4 comments

A growing number of cafe in town is surprising. And no wonder, one can get free wi-fi at some of those places, where you can find many young computer enthusiasts surfing the Web [to read the world] with their MacBook. These local Internet users can be categorized as high class users, those who are both […]