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First, the meritocracy is based on an overly narrow definition of talent. Our...– (via femmebot:) Op-Ed Columnist - The Power Elite - NYTimes.com (via @DanielPink)
American business is about maximizing shareholder value,” said Allen Sinai,...– via Kazys’ unerring eye for the shadows. The New Poor - Despite Signs of Recovery, Long-Term Unemployment Rises - Series - NYTimes.com
The average young American now spends practically every waking minute — except...– If Your Kids Are Awake, They’re Probably Online - NYTimes.com
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courtneybolton: BILLY BRAGG: “The full ramifications of the crunch haven’t hit us yet. Remember those two geezers recently who drove a car up a frozen canal? They were doing 30mph to 40mph and anyone on the towpath could see how it was going to end —they went into the ice— but they were just going faster and faster, and loving it. That’s how the bankers were.” —Bragg, describing the...
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What I wish I could find is as thoughtful an analysis of our choices in online...– (via anil) (via benbrown)
PORT ALBERNI, B.C.—A man in Port Alberni, B.C. playing a video game over the...– Internet gamer helps block possible school shooting - thestar.com (via William Gibson)
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culled: From The Museum of Unconditional Surrender, Dubravka Ugresic, p. 28: Both the album and autobiography are by their very nature amateur activities, doomed from the outset to failure and second-rateness. That is, the very act of arranging pictures in an album is dictated by our unconscious desire to show life in all its variety, and as a consequence life is reduced to a series of dead...
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something...– Joseph Addison (via courtneybolton)
Anderson: In the way that this has been described as … suspicion that this is...– Google’s Sergey Brin Talking China At TED
On this much, President Obama’s friends and foes could agree: He eludes simple...– The Muddled Selling of the President - NYTimes.com
What the corporations realized they had to do was transform the way the majority...– I’m mad at everyone who knew about Adam Curtis and didn’t tell me how much I would love his work. Quote, above, from watching Century of the Self.
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You’ve heard of software as a service? Well, Cisco intends to offer cities...– Cisco’s Big Bet on New Songdo: Creating Cities From Scratch | Fast Company
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If you want to design a railway system, you could do worse than hire a slime...– Ride the Slime Mold Express! — Wogan 2010 (121): 1 — ScienceNOW
1968 Pinto Memo, cost-benefit analysis at the Ford...
“The following figures are drawn from the 1968 memorandum written by and circulated amongst senior management at the Ford Motor Company concerning cost-benefit analysis of retrofitting the Pinto before sending the car into the marketplace. Fatalities Associated with Crash-Induced Fuel Leakage and Fires 1. Expected Costs of producing the Pinto with fuel tank modifications: Expected unit...
Earlier this decade, sea interdictions were stepped up. So smugglers developed...– Al Qaeda linked to rogue aviation network - Yahoo! News Every time the War on Drugs gets conflated with the War on Terror, it produces these amazing images, like ghost fleets of 737s with water mattresses and bales of marijuana, and sometimes that’s what it takes to make poetry. Sometimes.
Last year, Hewlett-Packard began a project it grandly calls “Central Nervous...– Unboxed - Advances in Sensor-Based Computing Bring ‘Smart Dust’ Closer - NYTimes.com
Had forgotten this, Richard Rodriguez essay in...
fliegender: “We no longer imagine the newspaper as a city or the city as a newspaper. Whatever I may say in the rant that follows, I do not believe the decline of newspapers has been the result solely of computer technology or of the Internet. The forces working against newspapers are probably as varied and foregone as the Model-T Ford and the birth-control pill. We like to say that the...