1. music lost its hold on the culture decades ago, it’s not where you go for honesty and truth. I get a bigger hit opening my browser than going to the iTunes Store. We’ve decimated our credibility. Once upon a time music was hot, now it’s meh.
    Lefsetz Letter » Blog Archive Video Music Awards - Lefsetz Letter

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  2. Sometimes I’ll get a call or email from someone five years after the last contact and I’ll think, oh right, I hated that person. But they would never have known, of course. Let’s see if I still hate them. Very often I find that I don’t. Or that I hated them for a dumb reason. Or that they were having a bad day.
    How to Be Polite

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  3. The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
    – – Marcus Aurelius Twitter / alaindebotton: ‘The best revenge is to be …

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  4. Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.
    – Buddha Twitter / philsimon: Whatever words we utter should …

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  5. Robin Williams was exciting to me because he seemed to be sat upon a geyser of comedy. Like he didn’t manufacture it laboriously within but had only to open a valve and it would come bursting through in effervescent jets. He was plugged into the mains of comedy.
    Russell Brand: Robin Williams’ divine madness will no longer disrupt the sadness of the world

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  6. If we could climb into a time machine and journey 30 years into the future, and from that vantage look back to today, we’d realize that most of the greatest products running the lives of citizens in 2044 were not invented until after 2014.
    You Are Not Late — The Message — Medium

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  7. There’s an obscure word in German, hardly every used. It’s schlimmbesserung, and it has been translated as meaning “a solution to a problem which makes the problem worse”.
    Everyone Is A DJ. And It’s Only Going To Get Worse.

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  8. just because something is the latest, newest thing that seems like the cleverest thing we can do at the moment doesn’t make it better.
    Jaron Lanier: The Internet destroyed the middle class

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  9. Facebook is just recovering information that was deliberately lost because of the fetish for being anonymous. That’s also true of Google.
    Jaron Lanier: The Internet destroyed the middle class

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  10. At the height of its power, the photography company Kodak employed more than 140,000 people and was worth $28 billion. They even invented the first digital camera. But today Kodak is bankrupt, and the new face of digital photography has become Instagram. When Instagram was sold to Facebook for a billion dollars in 2012, it employed only 13 people. Where did all those jobs disappear? And what happened to the wealth that all those middle-class jobs created?
    Jaron Lanier: The Internet destroyed the middle class

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