The NY Times’ Tim Kreider’s defense of idleness: Idleness is not just a vacation, an indulgence or a vice; it is as indispensable to the brain as vitamin D is to the body, and de... Read more
Nick Barrett’s handy If This Then That recipe adds an item to the todo.txt file in your Dropbox via GChat. Clever. Read more
Early Facebook employee, Katherine Losse: More interesting than the fact that the photo was taken and posted on Facebook is that it didn’t occur to anyone in the office that there was... Read more
Paul Ford: I don’t presume my work is important, but it is important to me. There is so much latent value in our own personal databases of words, links, ideas, emails, likes, photos, I... Read more
Most people have no idea what the market rate or prevailing wage is for their profession and career level, much less where they fall on the pay scale.Iâ€™m tired of fluffy unvetted career ad... Read more
“Want to bro down and crush code?” No. Read more
As you educate yourself about your own talent and ambitions, you graduate from doing a task right to doing the right task. It takes some experience to realize that a lot of work is better le... Read more
Had the chance to chat at length with my TWiT cohorts Leo Laporte and Tom Merritt on their interview show Triangulation this week. We covered a whole lot of territory, from poetry to code to... Read more
Anil sums up the history and future of web protest as we wrap up the week we stopped SOPA. I had chills on Wednesday, the day the web went black in protest of SOPA, because we were all witne... Read more
Jeffrey Zeldman: The first thing I got about the web was its ability to empower the maker. I say â€œit made meâ€ but I made it, too. You get the power by using it. Nobody confers it on you. Read more
My information diet consists of a cap of 6 hours a day of total, proactive information consumption. That means everything that requires my explicit attention that doesn’t involve anoth... Read more
Scott Berkun: Iâ€™m sad Steve Jobs is gone. Iâ€™m sadder still to see the vulturesÂ of shallow thinking circling his name. There is a fallacy around great men, a notion we can learn best fro... Read more
â€œIâ€™m a big believer in boredom,â€ [Steve Jobs] told me. Boredom allows one to indulge in curiosity, he explained, and â€œout of curiosity comes everything.â€ The man who popularized pe... Read more
…what I find jarring about this formulation is the same thing that bothers me about the alarming trend of weddings in which the photographers and videographers have free reign, even du... Read more
I will never stop learning. I wonâ€™t just work on things that are assigned to me. I know thereâ€™s no such thing as a status quo. I will build our business sustainably through passionate an... Read more
bignose in: The Jobsian fallacy
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Dewbie in: The Jobsian fallacy
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