Thursday, March 31, 2011



20,000 Twitter accounts generate +50% of all tweets read, out of 200 million registered accounts.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Trusting Instinct

"An artist starts at the bottom of the circle with no knowledge and moves through an education until he or she reaches the top of the circle, at which point they know everything there is to know about their craft and their field and their medium, at which point they become a craftsperson. It's when you move beyond that and and start to move back down forgetting everything you've learned that you come back to a place where you're trusting instinct and your unconscious bliss."
- Michael Stipe

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

corporate value system

"Just in case anyone is in danger of forgetting this, the secret to remaining ahead of the pack is not 'Get Fat.' It's 'Stay Hungry.' Creativity doesn't happen without a few constraints. That's why wise use of resources has been a business tradition at Microsoft since the early days, when, to be perfectly honest, there wasn't much choice in the matter. But it remains our practice today, for the simple reason that when you start leaning on your wealth instead of living by your wits, you're in real danger of losing your edge."
- From a 2000 Microsoft 25th Anniversary publication, which also contains the phrase "Excess destroys success."

In 2005, Steve Jobs extolled the virtues of staying hungry here.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


"There are some fights that ain't worth fighting even if you win, but there are some fights worth fighting even if you lose."
- Indiana adage

Monday, March 7, 2011

Emperor Xi Zong

"Happiness from happiness is not true happiness. Only happiness from suffering is true happiness."
- Ming Dynasty

Saturday, March 5, 2011


Profile of an application developer here.

Friday, March 4, 2011


Frank Gehry's Stata Center, M.I.T.

"If you don't teach your children to be alone, they will only be lonely."
- Professor Sherry Turkle, M.I.T.


A Roman cavalry-officer's helmet mask. Source: Gotlandsnytt