Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks...– Thomas Edison (via silencebetweenthewords, crookedindifference) (via jesuisperdu)
George Orwell’s 5 Rules for Effective Writing →
jesuisperdu: (via blackbriar) 1. Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print. This sounds easy, but in practice is incredibly difficult. Phrases such astoe the line, ride roughshod over, stand shoulder to shoulder with, play into the hands of, an axe to grind, Achilles’ heel, swan song, and hotbedcome to mind quickly and feel comforting and...
French Words With No English Translation →
jesuisperdu: (via mattressesunderwater, thrillsandfrills) Dépaysement: The sensation of being in another country. La douleur exquise: The heart-wrenching pain of wanting someone you can’t have. Even a Sex in the City episode was named after it! Chômer: To be unemployed, but because it’s a verb, it makes the state active. Profiter: To make the most of or take advantage of. Flâneur: As...
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Different kinds of work have different time quanta. Someone proofreading a...– Paul Graham, http://paulgraham.com/wealth.html
To say that we learned everything from the ground up is literally true. I began...– Stefan Daniel, Division Manager, Product Management at Leica Camera AG How many product managers do you know who are this intimate with the product they’re managing? How’s the quality of their product compare with Leica’s?
An elderly Cherokee Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life… ...– http://jesuisperdu.tumblr.com/
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How is it that phones can find our exact locations using a network of space satellites, and broadcast it to our real and virtual friends via high speed wireless internet, but that can’t detangle the reciprocal voicemail tangle that follows a just-missed call?
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New media provokes old media into provoking new media into reverse-leveraging old media. Mother. Fucking. Genius.
Travel can be a kind of monasticism on the move: On the road, we often live more...– Pico Iyer, “Why We Travel”
The more our life options get paraded around as consumer options, the more we...– Rolf Potts