We love email because it helps us get what we need without interruptions. Interruptions throw us off course, and we need to expend more energy to get back on track. So, please don’t call unless it is a close-ended question.
I love so much television, and when I tell my friends or readers that you should watch something, it’ll never be because it’s quality: it’ll be because it’s worth thinking about. Sometimes things worth thinking about are slow (Treme, I feel you), other times they’re whipfast; sometimes they’re something seemingly ridiculous like The Kroll Show, other times they wear their “quality” markers on their sleeve. But I’m done with shame, and the implicit judgments about “the rest” of television (and its viewers) that it suggests.
From our earliest days, we’ve said that ThinkUp is powered by a community. But one of the most satisfying parts of graduating into a “real” company has been having incredibly talented people join our team as key contributors to ThinkUp.
So we wanted to celebrate ThinkUp’s public availability (…
After someone sends in a brief application explaining who they are and what idea they plan to explore, Härén selects several people to each get their own week on an island. He also asks guests to make a $1,000 contribution to charity, but if they can’t afford that, it doesn’t mean they won’t get selected. “I try to select the people who inspire me the most,” he says. “I try to get a mix of different people and ideas—it is not always the ‘best’ idea that gets to go.”
Socially, excluding Android users seems almost prejudicial. Unlike Android is difficult, this isn’t about about mere convenience; it’s a value judgment on who is worth designing for. Put uncharitably, the root issue is “Android users are poor”.
River City Rocketry is a team at the University of Louisville that competes in the annual NASA Student Launch Projects NSL competition and other such rocketry endeavors. Here they are doing a test launch of a prototype sub-scale rocket.