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Coronavirus And The Digital Economy

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Back in Janaury 2015 the Municipal Services Office (MSO) launch the OneService app. The app aims to make it more convenient for the public to send service requests and feedback on municipal issues around Singapore. OneService serves as a common platform for all requests as it routes each feedback to the relevant agency for fast …

“Two dollar onny, dis one,” a street vendor might say to you in Singapore. A local might reply, “Wah! So espensive one, cannot leh.” While this might sound like broken English, it is an example of Singlish, the highly complicated English creole spoken in Singapore. Its staccato, off-grammar patois is the subject of much bemusement for visitors to the country, and …

The Infinite Hotel, a thought experiment created by German mathematician David Hilbert, is a hotel with an infinite number of rooms. Easy to comprehend, right? Wrong. What if it’s completely booked but one person wants to check in? What about 40? Or an infinitely full bus of people? Jeff Dekofsky solves these heady lodging issues …