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The ‘Pacific Solution’ is over

This post has nothing to do with the Mac, but I wanted to comment on it because I think it’s good news. Today, the final group of asylum seekers stranded on the tiny island nation of Nauru were flown to Australia. This marks the end of Australia’s controversial immigration policy known as the ‘Pacific Solution.’

Never heard of Nauru? It’s the smallest republic in the world. Listen to this Dec. 2003 episode of ‘This American Life‘ (re-broadcast in Dec. 2007). This is certainly one of the most bizarre places on the earth. The story about Nauru is the second Act in this episode.

By the way, the final segment in my six-part series comparing GTD-based task manager apps for the Mac will be out this weekend. I hope it will serve as a helpful guide for those of you trying to decide between iGTD, OmniFocus, Midnight Inbox, and Things. Happy Lunar New Year!