"I just heard it from one of the men who worked for Erik, back in the hometown. I remarked to him that storefronts on the streets looked a little bit better, more freshly painted. It was a shallow, small-talky observation."
"how do you escape from a convincing story? After enough repetitions, the facts come to serve the story and not the other way around."
— Errol Morris, Wilderness of Error, p. 12-13
"The ability to make tools defines us less than the need to create belief systems that influence nature."
Lots of beefy tubing. I’m excited to build this up for (hopefully) some end of the year rides.
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"I never make technology-buying decisions based on future promises, rumors, or potential. I let other people be the bleeding-edge extremely early adopters, and I stick with what I know will work and stay out of my way. I don’t buy things that are “getting better”, because they usually don’t. Whatever caused them to be lacking in their current release will usually prevent them from being great in future releases."
"But confessional art (think Proust, or Woody Allen) often begs a question: What is the artist really confessing, beneath or behind all of her (explicit) confessions? I’m not sure, after three episodes, what Dunham is really trying to confess, although I suspect it has something to do with a feeling of helplessness so paralyzing that “confession” itself becomes one’s primary response to life’s difficulties."
Ideas are notoriously fluid in the technology, of course — just ask the Winklevoss twins. Successful features will always migrate from one online service to another, a process so inevitable that some people in the industry say that ideas hardly matter, only execution does. In a phone interview Mr. Miller described himself as a neophyte who was still starstruck to find himself running with the big dogs.