linkfest 02/20/08: MP3 Sales Washout, Mortgage Apps, Beauty, etc.

Emptying my burgeoning browser tabs:

  • Second half of 2007 saw consumer tech spending tumble, especially in MP3 players and digital cameras (NPD Group)
  • Mortgage application volume plummets (
  • Geoffrey Moore interview on clean tech (OCRI)
  • How the U.S. blonde-eyed ideal of beauty globalized from 1945 -1980 (Economic History Review)