Saturday, April 20, 2013

Yay! Another Opportunity Not To Get Paid For Something

"A bottle of juice is not my friend." Spot on criticism of the attempted anthropomorphism of brands. Nice try, random company I've never heard of. But my real friends don't have to trick me into liking them.

"Ambition drives people forward, relationships hold people back." Brilliant article about the tradeoffs of community and career. You could argue either side. It all depends on which pronouns are most important to you. 

"Having a soul is hard without any ins­pi­ra­tion nearby." Since I was a kid, I've been obsessed with decorating the walls. Even as an adult, it's impossible for me to function at home or at work without constant, visual stimulation. Thanks, Hugh.

"Yay! Another opportunity not to get paid for something." A grim chorus for the modern working man. Stupid economy. Seems like nobody wants to pay anybody for anything. But don't worry, it will be great exposure!

"Working from home can be productive, but not innovative." I worked alone, out of my living room, for eleven years. And while I enjoyed the clothing optional policy, what killed me was the lack of human interaction. It's hard to play basketball without a backboard.

"Popular enough to continue doing what he wanted to do." That's all artists want. To earn enough attention to underwrite the opportunity to do what they love, with the people they love, the way they love doing it. Mickey will be missed.

"Netflix went from being the biggest user of the postal service to the biggest user of download space." A heroic dose of perspective, indeed. David's insight reminds us that paper is dead, technology is alive, and those who get over themselves quickest get ahead of the competition fastest.