Big data is coming to economics but data is not knowledge and big data is not...– The Battle over Junk DNA
I see the value of writing clearly and concisely becoming an increasingly...– BRYCE DOT VC: Writing As a Competitive Advantage Never underestimate the power of the pen, or as is the case in our digital world, the keyboard… (via marksbirch) Yes, a thousands times yes.
Every other time I go out to eat with a group, be it family, friends, or...– The IRL Fetish – The New Inquiry (via s-m-i) I am building something that potentially capitalizes on this fetishization. Then again, the fetish may actually get us to reconsider the balance and while the temporary state of affairs is absurd, the long term realignment is probably a good thing.
Google Glass and Gargoyles
Compare these two quotes. The first from Nick Bilton. He’s remarking on the Google I/O experience. The second is from Neal Stephenson’s third novel “Snowcrash.” The parallels are surprising and possibly terrifying: “Everywhere I looked at the conference, people were wearing Google Glass. Hundreds of them. Maybe more than a thousand! They were on the escalator. At the...
I’ll go to the bookshop in town, grab three or four books of poetry, sit in the...– Thom Yorke Interview - Thom Yorke Quotes - Esquire (via pieratt)
Slow down. Desynchronize from standard time frames and surprising opportunities...– Incomplete Manifesto for Growth Bruce Mau’s 43 lessons (and growing) are remarkable. We felt this was particularly relevant to the work we do at Blackstrap on behalf of our readers. (via blackstrapping) A big reason why we made Blackstrap. Stated simply.
According to our still deeply-embedded forager sensibilities, identities are...– Robin Hanson Perhaps this is why social media works so well.
Years ago, 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues was a pokey Midtown cross...– Defending the Former American Folk Art Museum Building It’s an awfully pretentious comment and typical of a New Yorker. Then again as someone who has been here now 12 years, it’s true. MoMA is worse than it used to be. There is an intimacy lost. In fact, more and more of Manhattan seems...
whitneymcn: Kurt Vile - Shame Chamber Nothing...
As every aspect of our daily lives has become hyperconnected, some people on the...– Disruptions: Even the Tech Elites Leave Gadgets Behind And we welcome them to Blackstrap. Come be undistracted…for a bit. (via blackstrapping) Not surprised that a Snarkmarket peep is on the front end of this movement.
There is a reason that the trade of shorting the bonds of a sovereign issuer of...– Brad DeLong As you might imagine I’m despondent about the hedges losing money on this trade.
An average annual compensation of $30 million seems like an entrepreneurial...– For Media Moguls, Paydays That Outstrip Other Fields Media isn’t the only field with this problem.
The afore linked Robert Johnson ripping into the...
This is a momentous jam. Enjoy.
The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Business Innovation will be situated opposite...– Ronald Perelman Donates $100 Million to Columbia Business School This is ridiculous.
The corners of my binding would be smashed from being dropped. As you turn the...– Jack - Today’s Listserve contributor
Have an upbeat Friday.
crowisland: Drop in with Zack Giffin in Alaska (by Outdoor Research) lord huron+ski video=autoblog “There’s something about the rowdiness of being neck deep in the slough…”
Basically, this means that I paid $15 for a product that doesn’t really do...– Nathaniel Mott Drops the truth on Version 1.0 of Blackstrap. Not quite the experience we wanted. Unlike digital, physical objects demand perfection. Perfection is the romance of physical and errors are a reminder of digital’s utility. We’ll get to perfection.