US vs. China, Sean Tevis, Professor Randy Pausch

Should America be worried about China?

JOHN POMFRET former Beijing bureau chief for the Washington Post and the author of "Chinese Lessons: Five Classmates and the Story of the New China." argues convincingly that China is being overestimated by the US.

So often, our perceptions of the place have more to do with how we look at ourselves than with what’s actually happening over there…..

Too many constraints are built into the country’s social, economic and political systems. For four big reasons – dire demographics, an overrated economy, an environment under siege and an ideology that doesn’t travel well – China is more likely to remain the muscle-bound adolescent of the international system than to become the master of the world.

Kansas Techie leverages the Internet to raise money for Kansas State Legislature campaign

This is an interesting story that I first read in the WSJ . Sean Tevis, 39-year old, decided to use the internet to raise money for his campaign. Impressive story. Check out his site .

Running to represent a mostly lower-middle-class district with just 11,000 registered voters, Mr. Tevis has raised more than $95,000. The astounding sum hasn’t come from his neighbors, but from kindred spirits nationwide. Systems analysts, programmers and Web designers have showered him with donations in appreciation of his offbeat online fund-raising plea, which consists of a stick-figure comic strip "Running for Office:

Professor Randy Pausch

If you haven’t heard of him, a good place to start is here.

He died on July 25, 2008 of cancer.

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