John Philpin

“He who works with the door open gets all kinds of interruptions, but he also occasionally gets clues as to what the world is and what might be important.”

💬 Richard Hamming


”Your Purpose is to Bloom and the Bees will find you. Co-Creation will occur organically.”

💬 Dr. Terry Jackson

“The trouble with being punctual is that nobody’s there to appreciate it.”

💬Franklin Jones

”Before having a second brain: “That’s important, I’ll keep it in mind” “After having a second brain: “That’s important, I won’t keep it in mind”

💬Tiago Forte

”Everything interesting begins in the “unimportant and not urgent” quadrant. Eliminating it is the dumbest thing you can do and the worst advice Covey gave.”

💬Venkatesh Rao

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”

💬 William Faulkner

“Only one of us now sits on the Supreme Court. By all accounts, he and four of his colleagues — all appointed by Republican presidents, three by a president who instigated a coup against the United States — are getting ready to violate state decisions and, judicial precedent.”

💬 Robert Reich

“Among the unvaccinated, the virus travels unhindered on a highway with multiple off-ramps and refueling stations. In the vaccinated, it gets lost in a maze of dead-end streets and cul-de-sacs.”

💬 Craig Spencer

Writing in The Atlantic

”Last September in Europe it cost €119 ($139) to buy enough gas to heat the average home for a year and the continent’s gas-storage facilities were brimming. Today it costs €738 and stocks are scarce.”

💬 The Economist

… via John Naughton

“No true compassion without will, no true will without compassion.”

💬 John Fowles

”How do you build a social media that functions like a healthy, diverse, equitable neighborhood?”

💬 Gregory Manni

Via ‘Manu’ on Social platforms

Unpublished from 2008

”All this made me think that now that we have a handful of activities identified, blogging, bookmarking, clicking, chat, email, etc. one could start from scratch and design a computer that just did these things without layers at all.”

💬 Dave Winer

“ I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.”

💬 Le Corbusier

“There is now no smooth road into the future: but we go round, or scramble over the obstacles. We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.”

💬 D. H. Lawrence

From Lady Chatterley’s Lover

”There is no money in poetry; but then there is no poetry in money, either.”

💬 Robert Graves

“The FTC’s narrative is that Mark Zuckerberg isn’t very good at developing technology, so he built a monopoly instead.”

💬 Matt Stoller

“How we spend our time is how we spend our days. How we spend our days is how our life goes. How our life goes determines whether we thought it was worth living.”

💬 Keith Yamashita

“We no longer interact. We transact.”

Om Malik

​”To overcome the anxieties and depressions of contemporary life, individuals must become independent of the social environment to the degree that they no longer respond exclusively in terms of its rewards and punishments.”

💬 Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

On Finding The Miraculous In The Mechanical

“In anything at all, perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness.”

💬 Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

via the inimitable Maria Popova

Original Link

Interesting thread re Electron if you are tracking the 1Password debate.

“I think the history of tabs serves as a fascinating case study of how Apple’s neglect for its own UI frameworks assisted the rise and acceptance of cross-platform frameworks.”

💬 Francisco Tolmasky

“Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind.”

💬 E. B. White

(via Stowe Boyd)

💬 📸 Great Quote


“Companies transitioning from full-time employees, or opting to use freelancers instead of hiring full-time employees, are not doing so because freelance talent is more skilled or talented than employees. It is a massive cost-saving measure.”

💬 Stowe Boyd

Exactly Right.

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