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October 24, 2017

Vladimir Nabokov on "Lolita"

The author discusses his 1955 novel on "Close-Up" on CBC.

The Modern Library ranked "Lolita" the fourth most important novel published in English during the 20th century.

Rarified air indeed.

October 24, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Softbank's vision of the next 30 years*

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Note: 30,000 yen [handset] = $267

*Chairman & CEO Masayoshi Son; June 25, 2010

October 24, 2017 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

Limited-Edition Urwerk UR-202 Black Platinum Watch

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10 pieces exist.

Urwerk was founded in 1995 by watchmaker brothers Felix and Thomas Baumgartner and their artist-designer friend Martin Frei.

Originally $240,000, now priced to sell fast at $116,850 (used).

October 24, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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