The latest posts tagged with quoteTuesday — April 24, 2012
“It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” —Henry Ford
Now read The Great American Bubble Machine: From tech stocks to high gas prices, Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression — and they’re about to do it again.
I told [my daughter] to take calculus and statistics; even if she hates them she’ll know what side of that divide she stands on. I am encouraging of learning languages, driving modest Japanese cars, and ordering the most unappealing-sounding dish on the menu of a good restaurant. On investing it’s buy and hold all the way. Use TimeOut guides when you travel and when you are eating in third world countries avoid walls. I’m not a big fan of debt; debt is worth it only if you’re earnings-obsessed and I don’t recommend that for most people. Don’t expect to be too happy, that is counterproductive. I’ve mentioned that future job descriptions may be quite fluid and unpredictable from today’s vantage point. Being “good with people,” combined with smarts and a focus on execution, will never wear out. The reality is that I hardly have any useful advice.
— Tyler Cowen’s advice to his daughter.
Every time the software update window appears she ignores it. It sits there bouncing away in the Dock and somehow she manages to ignore it. Meanwhile, the Macalope, sitting next to her on the couch CAN SEE NOTHING BUT THE BOUNCING ICON IN MRS. MACALOPE’S DOCK. OH, MY GOD! WHEN IS SHE GOING TO CLICK ON THAT AND AT LEAST MAKE IT STOP BOUNCING?! CAN’T SHE SEE IT?! HAS SHE LOST HER PERIPHERAL VISION?! DID SHE HAVE A STROKE?! SHOULD THE MACALOPE RUSH HER TO THE HOSPITAL?! AFTER DOWNLOADING AND INSTALLING THE UPDATE?!
Man, I love the Macalope.
Saw Star Trek last night. I’m so pissed that they changed it so that Kahn shoots first; that totally pussifies Kirk’s character. And replacing the ghost of Sarek with Hayden Christensen? What the fuck Abrams?
In 1704, playright John Dennis invented a new method of producing the sound of thunder during a play. Dennis’ play was unsuccessful, but his thunder technique was soon borrowed by another production, leading Dennis to exclaim:
Damn them! They will not let my play run, but they steal my thunder.
— (via kottke.org)
The worst thing a designer can hear is an offhand ‘Just do whatever you want.’ That’s because designers understand the power of limits. Constraint offers an unparalleled opportunity for growth and innovation.
— Design Under Constraint: How Limits Boost Creativity - Wired.com
Life’s tough……It’s even tougher if you’re stupid.
— John Wayne