My bookmarks for December 9th through December 21st

  • exactly – "What if it's a big hoax and we create a better world for nothing?" Looks like we're not going to find out because of a few hold-outs…
  • A Typeface for the Underground – Design and typography on the London Underground. Fascinating stuff.
  • Britain to Levy a One-Time Tax on Banker Bonuses – "To a large extent the levy underpins a quite broad understanding here — even among those generally sympathetic to the industry — that bank profits this year were largely subsidized by the government due to historically low interest rates." The best discussion I've seen of today's pre-Budget speech is, bizarrely, in a US paper.