Daily Archives: June 14, 2010

John Gapper

The New York Times story on the discovery of vast mineral reserves in Afghanistan is astonishing, given the unpredictable political consequences. One is that the Afghanistan could rival Bolivia as the Saudi Arabia of lithium

The US US taskforce that is trying to map the reserves of mineral including iron and copper in Afghanistan has made another discovery: Read more

John Gapper

An iPad schism is developing between those who are happy to read news and other material using the Safari browser on the iPad, and those who prefer the applications that publishers are producing — and for which many are trying to charge.

In the browser corner are those such as Alan Rusbridger of the Guardian, Jacob Weisberg of Slate and even my colleague Clive Crook. They argue (I’m paraphrasing) that the browser experience is just as good if not better and obviates the need to pay for publishers’ apps. Read more