October 2015

Good article on Danny Pate

One of the few pros I raced against when we were juniors, [Danny Pate is coming back to a US team](http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/features/lees-lowdown-danny-pate-lets-talk-about-him/) after years in Europe. Even as juniors I remember him being more concerned about having fun and being fair on the bike than winning. Glad to see he’s kept that attitude even while racing…more

Digital despair

[Neal Stephenson identifies the paradox](http://damiengwalter.com/2014/05/07/nealstephenson/) of a tech-centered society that is attracted to visions of technology failing: > At the mass-market consumer level, we have a strange state of affairs in which people are eager to vote with their dollars, pounds and Euros for the latest tech but they flock to movies depicting a relentlessly…more

Conversation — is there an app for that?

Smartphone usage is changing our face-to-face conversations–[even when the phones are hidden](http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/27/opinion/sunday/stop-googling-lets-talk.html): > [Her impatience] is characteristic of what the psychologists Howard Gardner and Katie Davis called the “app generation,” which grew up with phones in hand and apps at the ready. It tends toward impatience, expecting the world to respond like an app, quickly…more