“Billions of items transacted through a global supply chain are being replaced by software; and those digital replacements move through a completely different chain, which is dominated by companies that understand its control points.” — Robert Tercek
Bust one of someone’s world-views: you’re a pro; bust two: you’re a profit; bust all of them: you’re a prick.
The movie Forbidden Planet showed us the horror’s of one man’s “monsters of the id” brought forth through technology. I need a sequel, but realizing a mob’s monsters, or all of society’s.
Write down your grievances: from re-reading at a later date, you’ll realize how much strong feeling in the moment gets forgotten, alongside how much that is legitimate and important but is later forgotten, too.
Offense is taboo fighting against criticism.
New word: Postelism or Robustism — something comfortingly reciprocal/balanced, often but not always in the form, “be conservative in x and liberal in y.”
E.g. “Be conservative in your breaking, be liberal in your stopping distance.”
E.g. “Be conservative in your use of language, be liberal in your reading and acceptance of new terms.”
“We made too many wrong mistakes.”—Yogi Berra. What is a “wrong mistake?” One resulting from a risk taken without the expectation of a surprising/exponential/interesting payoff if things don’t go your way.
“Thought leadership” is a phrase describing the moment when the reader identifies that there is another human being behind the “content,” via the fragments of personality not smoothed out by their employer.
I think that we should hold the possibility of future happiness as an axiom. It’s not a certainty, but one can’t prove the negative (that happiness will never come) and assuming the negative is self-fulfilling.
If an individual seeks and can be satisfied only by continuously increasing pleasures and sensations, society calls them an addict; if a society, generation after generation, acts this way, we call it progress.