Tom Friedman, today, paragraph 1:
I think it’s more revealing to widen the aperture and compare India, China and Egypt… there is one thing all three have in common: gigantic youth bulges under the age of 30.
Tom Friedman, today, paragraph 5:
According to Tharoor, the average age in China today is around 38, whereas in India it’s around 28.
The goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us.
Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, speaking to GQ for a profile of Netflix chief Reed Hastings.
This will go down as the year that HBO either made the right choice or the wrong choice not to go after the stand-alone Netflix model. Netflix is coming out swinging with House of Cards and then Arrested Development. HBO continues to hide behind big cable.(via parislemon)
good to see someone trying to create real competition in this market.(via cdixon)
He is smart enough, and health-savvy enough, not to waste time with handshakes at the beginning of meetings. People as productive as Gates should not be required to shake hands, and the same can be said for people less productive than Gates.
The idea [of consciousness] is ludicrous, if it is not monstrous. It means to know that one is food for worms. This is the terror: to have emerged from nothing, to have a name, consciousness of self, deep inner feelings, and excruciating inner yearning for life and self-expression — and with all this yet to die.
These tiny startups are hitting some major online casino pain points. They’re crushing it on those fronts and as an entrepreneur, I think that’s rad—they are leveraging a disruptive technology
—Is there some kind of school where people are taught to talk like this?