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Money Talks Back: The Linguistic Infrastructure of Corporatese
by noteworthy at 10:57 pm EDT, Jul 6, 2009

David Schneider:

The problem is that as larger, better systems are grafted onto the older, smaller ones, like palimpsests, they become more and more complex; whereas the vast systems can protect themselves against superior competitors through equally vast reserves of marketing capital, and sheer ubiquity, which encourages inertia.

With the growth of the technocracy, with advanced industry and professionalization, and with the spread of the career into the private life, the toxic elements of industry jargon have infiltrated our mental environments just as mercury has leached into fish.

Leveraging human capital -- I wonder: who's the weight, what's providing the force, and how heavy is that debt load that needs to be lifted? Is the debt load really being lifted?

Ernie and Big Tom:

Is there anything fluffier than a cloud?

If there is, I don't want to know about it.

Alex Pang:

Tinkering is a bit like jazz.

Today we tinker with things; tomorrow, we will tinker with the world.

David Lynch:

Ideas are like fish. Originality is just the ideas you caught.

Andrew Revkin:

Sharks take years to reach sexual maturity and, unlike most other fishes, produce small numbers of young, making them particularly vulnerable to overfishing.

Did you know:

Fully 88% of the EU's stocks are overfished.

Nicholas Kristof:

More than 80 percent of the male smallmouth bass in the Potomac are producing eggs.

Now scientists are connecting the dots with evidence of increasing abnormalities among humans, particularly large increases in numbers of genital deformities among newborn boys. Up to 7 percent of boys are now born with undescended testicles.

Notes From A Meeting:

Underscoring the gravity of the situation, the President convened an early morning meeting.

At one point he urged everyone to do the "jazz clap," on the off beat.

Paul Graham:

It will always suck to work for large organizations, and the larger the organization, the more it will suck.

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