Pith & Vinegar

Peer to Peer lending turns the moneylending industry on its head. Will peer-to-peer collection agents armed with peer-to-peer baseball bats follow suit? [Salon]
• Introducing the FiLO, a lo-tech financial organizer. Record every transaction you make. Then wash your hands. Then record. Then wash. Then wash. Then wash. Then record.
• Consumer Reports to debut women’s oriented mag, “Shop Smart.” Should women be offended or overjoyed? We’re betting on the latter.
• My wireless network could kick your wireless network’s ass.