Graham has been wondering…
…how to reconcile an apparently freeform lifestyle with being an effective instrument of social change.
You could say I’ve been, maybe (and probably less than I think), something of an embodiment of an alternate existence. But that’s been often a subsistence-level lifestyle, supported by crap jobs like contracting electrician, labourer, and the like — kind of interesting, but off-point, and in many ways, limiting. Only now do I get to some level of formal achievement with some resources to do something more –facilities, knowledge, credit in triple digits. Meanwhile, John, a man with whom I share a scarily similar background …
Continue reading “Different Maps for Similar Chaps?”
John read this morning that …
GE will buy more Tech startups in 2017 than Google. It must be true because I read it on the internet. Not only that – it was Hunter Walk himself that was writing – following up on pieces from both the NYT AND the WSJ.
Personally, I am not sure what that proves. If you are a large conglomerate defending your corner, I wonder how many ‘existential threats to your existence you would buy per year. Would Walmart have bought Amazon back in the day – had they been using a working crystal ball?
Continue reading “Defending Your Turf”
John likes to solve challenges elegantly.
This morning he wrote this post … about The Chicago Review of Books announcing that it will not be reviewing any books published by Simon & Schuster during 2017. Click through if you want to understand why.
He also wrote this post … about Lindy West leaving Twitter.
Continue reading “A Simple Solution To A Global Problem”
John reports that ….
… some people see Visiting Disney World as the Modern Version of Making a Medieval Pilgrimage. He was saddened to the point of outrage and posted to a group he belongs to asking if this was a sign that we are indeed in ‘The End of Days’.
Within seconds, his good friend Louis responded: Continue reading “The End of Days?”
Graham observes dolefully …
… that the horseman is likely white, and one of four. As a friend of his recently commented …
Rickets, scurvy, whooping cough, and TB have come roaring back in England. What a time to be alive, albeit with a wicked cough. Chronic TB will help cure any lingering obesity issues England may be having, too.
Continue reading “Comes A Horseman”
John has been wondering …
Continue reading “Mr. T.”
John is living in dark times …
… because, if you don’t already read the excellent Clients From Hell, you might have missed this post about a client asking about making the black on his web-site darker.
Client: Is there any way we can make that element more black?”.
Me: It’s #000000. So no.
Client: There isn’t a darker black?
Well, little did he know … turns out that he should have checked in with sculptor Anish Kapoor, who was … Continue reading “There Are No Absolutes”