Intriguing: Man marries avatar

What does this say about Japanese culture? What does this say about humanity? How long before it's here?

Japan's Internet community has witnessed relationships and marriages to avatars, though it's typically been within the confines of the virtual world. Last month, Sal decided to be the first human-to-avatar union. Clad in a white tux, Sal married Nene [a videogame character] in front of some friends and Web users watching the ceremony live online.

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Upper Mismanagement

Wow - never thought of that!

A lot of people talk about reviving the domestic manufacturing sector, which has shed almost one-third of its manpower over the last eight years. But some of the people I spoke to asked a slightly different question: Even if you could reclaim a chunk of those blue-collar jobs, would you have the managers you need to supervise them?

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