Starting a company that makes a product people love and has no revenue model and then selling that company for a billion dollars to a larger tech company and then letting the new owner take the fall when it’s inevitably either “ruined” or killed is the Silicon Valley dream. — Yahoo, Flickr, and Instagram: The myth of the lost opportunity.
I don’t think I fully understood the theme. —
Kate Upton on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Punk: From Chaos To Couture” gala.
Honesty is the best policy.
(via if charlie parker was a gunslinger,there’d be a whole lot of dead copycats: Specters of the Spectrum #1)
Those who hold wrong opinions are not therefore wicked or dim. Our attempts to persuade almost always fail, and the temptation to account for this failure in terms of the stupidity or immorality of others is with us always. A culture’s ability consistently to resist this temptation is perhaps the first virtue of public deliberation. The inability to resist it indicates a failure of sympathy and imagination, which is its own sort of stupidity and immorality. Indeed, the tendency to think the worst of those with whom we disagree is a failure of engagement in a different sense. It is a failure to empathise, to try to feel what it’s like from the inside of other minds, other histories, other lives. — Will Wilkinson, Fiscal policy and disagreement: Too much engagement, or not enough?
My Projecto arrived today! Tiny!