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My reason, the physician to my love, angry that his prescriptions are not kept,...– William Shakespeare, Sonnet CXLVIL
I Thought You Were A Poet
Samuel Johnson, in his life of Dryden, reports that throughout the spring of 1686 the fifty-six-year-old laureate could often be seen strolling Leicester Field at daybreak, barefoot, in his nightclothes, skimming dew from leaves into a glass beaker. Dryden apparently ignored anyone who addressed him during these excursions. The beaker full, he would disappear into 44 Gerrard Street to work, in the...
Harnessing the Power of the Feedback Loop →
People tend to rethink their behavior when provided with real time information. Sensors are getting really cheap. Perhaps a bit creepy, but useful. Also, gamification: can it provide the world with a new (and parallel) currency system?
The Best Selling Book List
“Scandinavians are sociopathic, but brilliant and technologically advanced. The justice system might be sentencing innocent people to death. A lot of white people employ black maids, or once did, and feel conflicted about it. You can find new love after making mistakes in your past, but you will have to confront them first. The war on terror will be won by secret intelligence services and...
I Read Too Many Articles →
and I attempt to keep track of them, too.
Why Cities Keep Growing, Corporations and People... →
Did you know that when a city doubles in size, the amount of road it needs relative to the number of people living there decreases by about 15% as a rule – one that seems to apply to cities all over the world. Yeah. That’s cool.