July 2005

Download of the Day: Words screensaver for goals and todo’s : Lifehacker – just what I wanted for quotes…

Who Knew a $10 Bill Had Such a Nice Bouquet? – New York Times – good cheap wines

metacool: metacool Thought of the Day How about a Cadillac? “Sell the Honda Odyssey. Buy a 1955 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce. And let the kids take a bus.” — P.J. O’Rourke

//// COLOURlovers :: palettes of colour love. – distributed palette creation…

Moby Dick Chapter 1 My sentiments exactly…”There is all the difference in the world between paying and being paid. The act of paying is perhaps the most uncomfortable infliction that the two orchard thieves entailed upon us. But being paid, – what will compare with it? The urbane activity with which a man receives money…more

Notes from Three Scientists and Their Gods

It took me a long time to track down a copy of Robert Wright’s first book, Three Scientists and Their Gods, but the wait was worth it. Turns out his first book is also the most applicable to my work (the other two were fascinating but a bit less commercially viable). In 3 Scientists, Wright…more

What You’ll Wish You’d Known “If you’re trying to choose between two theories and one gives you an excuse for being lazy, the other one is probably right.”

What You’ll Wish You’d Known On geniuses: “If they were just like us, then they had to work very hard to do what they did. And that’s one reason we like to believe in genius. It gives us an excuse for being lazy.”

More from The Relationship Revolution “The fact is, people — not information — create the value that matters, and information is merely one of many ingredients that people use. Consequently, the real future of digital technologies and networks rests with the architects of great relationships.”

Michael Schrage, The Relationship Revolution “The biggest impact these technologies have had, and will have, is on relationships between people and between organizations…Remember, the old Bell System’s most successful post-War advertising campaign wasn’t “Reach out and Inform someone”or “Reach Out and Exchange Data With Someone at 1.5 megabits per second;” it was “Reach Out and…more