“Regret For The Things We Do Can Be Tempered By Time, It Is Regret For The Things We Do Not Do That Is Inconsolable.” – Sydney J. Harris
“We now have over 2bn iOS and Android devices on earth, and this will grow in the next few years to well over 3bn. This kind of scale is unprecedented in the computing industry (there are only 1.6bn PCs even now), and it tends to break prior assumptions in lots of interesting ways. One of the most interesting stress points for me is in the way that we think about ecosystems. It’s not clear how ‘winner-takes-all’ dynamics work, and it’s not clear how far ecosystems are global.” — Benedict Evans
It’s inspiring to read stories like “Anti-burn: How bootstrapped Zoho survived two tech bubbles and became a massive success.”
Unfortunately, I don’t feel that the startup culture of today celebrates or even recognizes these types of stories very often. And that’s disappointing. These types of founders and companies are the soul of entrepreneurship.
Are we devaluing some of the most important words in our language in a desperate pursuit of being noticed? Once upon a time (at least that’s how I feel – or maybe just want to), words like hero, courage, incredible, horrible, magical and epic all seemed as if they were used sparingly – now it feels like every other click-bait headline or Facebook update includes some sort of controversial, hyped or just plain over-the-top jargon. Are we losing our ability to communicate?
$96 per gallon (@ $12 per pint) for Jeni’s Spendid Ice Cream. That just feels wrong to me – on so many levels.
“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” — Rosalia de Castro
You just don’t get much better, more interesting, more entertaining than Anthony Bourdain.
“Its impossible to see Gaza, for instance, the camps, the West Bank and not find yourself reeling with the ugliness of it all. The absolute failure of smart, presumably good-hearted people on both sides to find something/anything better than what we’ve arrived at. And the willingness of people to not see what is plainly apparent, right there, enormous and frankly, hideous. Unfortunately, we live in a world where it’s nearly impossible to even describe reality much less deal with it. It’s utterly heartbreaking.” — Anthony Bourdain
via Washington Post
“What is true is that no one is simply entitled to democracy, or even to basic human rights. No, these things must always be fought for, and if the brave students in Hong Kong can remind the world of this then their protest is already a success.” — Garry Kasparov