Interesting analysis of the vale system in Pixar movies.
Man, I really wish they made the iPhone with dual SIM card slots.
In an 1822 letter to Kentucky Lt. Governor W.T. Barry, James Madison wrote that “a popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy; or perhaps both.” Madison’s letter, originally espousing a robust public education system for Kentucky, has since been used as an appeal for open government. “A people who mean to be their own governors,” Madison wrote, “must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” Today, the people appear utterly unarmed against the National Security Agency, which holds a incredible amount of knowledge about citizens while withholding essential facts about how it spies on them. That secret knowledge is secret power, which is anathema to democracy when in the hands of an unaccountable elite.
I’m reposting this infographic from Newsweek (via Cult of Mac) because I like it. Especially #3, ruthlessness. It’s worth noting that here ruthlessness is a function of devotion to quality, not a worthwhile goal in itself. Jobs’s own values seem to be more progressive than that. #9 is pretty excellent, too.