“In a society obsessed with raw fame rather than worth, Twitter followers and Facebook likes are seen as appropriate barometers of notoriety and distinction, no matter what methods are used to gain them.”—
“Books are like the heavily curated thoughts of good writers.”—Entrepreneur James Altucher offers a beautiful definition in discussing the difference between books and blog posts in this altogether stimulating and wide-ranging conversation with Tim Ferriss. (via explore-blog)
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
“It is my comic fate to be the writer these traducers have decided I am not. They practice a rather commonplace form of social control: You are not what you think you are. You are what we think you are. You are what we choose for you to be. Well, welcome to the subjective human race. The imposition of a cause’s idea of reality on the writer’s idea of reality can only mistakenly be called “reading.””—Philip Roth