Tharum Bun

Musings from Cambodia

Dave Winer on Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs

on December 22, 2011, no comments

The Jobs book http://scripting.com/stories/2011/10/27/theJobsBook.html For me, I’ll finish reading this book in a few days. I’ve got a copy of digital version, reading it on my ThinkPad laptop in the past couple of weeks. It’s until this week that I received the print copy. What’s great about it is that it’s signed by the notable […]

My photographs for Google Photography Prize

on December 20, 2011, one comment

I’ve just submitted 8 photographs for Google Photography Prize. Find the photos here: https://plus.google.com/photos/106920098056889916254/albums/5687891155247586305 Wish me luck?

Rocking in Cambodia in South Korean way

on December 16, 2011, no comments

If you’re looking something to prove the popularity of South Korean pop culture in Cambodia, here it’s: Korean Girl Band ‘After School’ is sponsored by U.S. Agency for International Development and Australian AID to perform in Phnom Penh this weekend. And this is what I got from telecom firm Mobitel via SMS: Download Any AFTERSCHOOL […]

Why Lumia?

on December 4, 2011, no comments

Naming the Nokia Lumia With the launch of the Nokia Lumia and Nokia Asha, we asked what’s in a name?

You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere

on December 1, 2011, no comments

Clouds so swift Rain won’t lift Gate won’t close Railings froze Get your mind off wintertime You ain’t goin’ nowhere Whoo-ee! Ride me high Tomorrow’s the day My bride’s gonna come Oh, oh, are we gonna fly Down in the easy chair!

Consent of the Networked

on November 28, 2011, no comments

Online censorship expert Rebecca MacKinnon talks shop about her new book, Consent of the Networked, which hits shelves January 31.

China’s ‘princelings’

on November 27, 2011, no comments

Children of the Revolution China’s ‘princelings,’ the offspring of the communist party elite, are embracing the trappings of wealth and privilege—raising uncomfortable questions for their elders.

Where’s DAS the blogger?

on November 19, 2011, no comments

One of Cambodia’s anonymous blogs, DetailsAreSketchy.WordPress.Com, has left the blogosphere. In September last year I interviewed DAS the blogger behind this prominent, most read blog among expatriates living in Cambodia. “The good thing about a blog is that it can be anonymous and you still can be contacted,” says Gary Kawaguchi, a digital media trainer […]

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