“They tried to cover the whole world, but generally they focused on what was on the minds of green people from the big cities who watched Mad Men and went to Middlebury.”
they don’t remember that to be a target of humor is an honor — you have to be venerated to be satirized.
“We know now we live in an ever-expanding universe. We know there are billions of stars and planets, literally, out there. And the universe is getting bigger. We know from our fancy telescopes that just in the last two years more than 20 planets have been identified outside our solar system that seem to be far enough away from their suns and dense enough that they might be able to support some form of life. So it makes it increasing less likely that we’re alone.”
“Now, Paolo’s is a barren room in a great hallway of barren rooms, sucking up surplus air-conditioning and fluorescent light. In the abandoned office next door, there sits a bronze bookend statuette of a bearded man, prying open a treasure chest.”
“If you wait until your 30s, your marriage is likely to be a merger. If you get married in your 20s, it is likely to be a startup.”
“Casares was inspired to write a short story called ‘La trama celeste’ (1948) — ‘The Celestial Plot’ — in which an airman crashes and finds himself in a parallel world; the plot hinges on copies of Blanqui’s book that are differently paginated in the different universes”
“Leaders are obligated to respectfully challenge decisions when they disagree, even when doing so is uncomfortable or exhausting. Leaders have conviction and are tenacious. They do not compromise for the sake of social cohesion. Once a decision is determined, they commit wholly.”
Kano OS — Beta for Raspberry Pi (by TeamKano)