I got a copy of Doug’s book when we spoke at the same Social Media Week event at Bloomberg.
On December 31st 1999 all but three of KLM’s 125-plane fleet had was grounded just in case of the Y2K bug
The word entertainment literally means ‘to hold within’ or to keep someone in a certain state of mind.
In America there is more than enough to go around. We have constraucted so many houses that banks tear down foreclosed homes to keep market rates high. We burn crops to prevent a food glut that will impact commodity prices. Viewed in this light the unemployment problem is one of overskilled and overproductive workers. We cannot consume ourselves out of this hole. We are asking consumption to compensate for a deeper form of time compression - one built into the landsacpe of economics itself.
Joichi Ito - MIT lab. It is now usually cheaper to just try something than to sit around and try to figure out whether to try something. The compass has replaced the map.
The first photo of earth was only released by Nasa in 1972
— Philip Roth
— Patrick Keane in ‘The Last of the Savages’ by Jay McInerney.
11: Ominous point in human history where people voting for Drake as a joke meets people voting for Drake because they are deadly serious. This is basically how the Nazis got power.