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||the verbal equivalent of being tickled while crying
Jake Norwood, on Longpoint:
It's a kind of prep school meets biker gang vibe.
Bill Roorbach, on The Luminaries:
It's a lot of fun, like doing a Charlotte Brontë-themed crossword puzzle while playing chess and Dance Dance Revolution on a Bongo Board.
Johnny Hwin, on British Airways UnGrounded:
It's like we're all just getting drunk together, but also really talking about interesting policy initiatives.
Molly Young, on the work of A.L. Kennedy:
Sentences like this pop up often, and reading them feels like the verbal equivalent of being tickled while crying.
||at best random and at worst rigged
Our ideology of being the exceptional land of opportunity is a hangover from a time when it was true -- but is no more.
The Economist's Washington Correspondent:
I thought I was unlucky graduating into the tech bust. I had no idea. Of course, the past ten years hasn't been lost in the way that the next ten years might be.
I have spent my entire adult existence in a recession. The stock market crashed when I was a senior in college. I belong to a microgeneration whose moneymaking life has taken place in a pessimistic, alarmist era strewn with the detritus of failed, deliberately convoluted financial instruments. Like most people I talk to, I assume the forces that control the market are at best random and at worst rigged.
When you're close to the money, you get the first cut. Oyster farmers eat lots of oysters, don't they?
We're in a bad part of the cycle of human society. You and I are young enough that we'll see the other side of it, but we'll be old when we do.
If you do not work on an important problem, it's unlikely you'll do important work.
Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen:
What Lockheed Martin was to the twentieth century, technology and cyber-security companies will be to the twenty-first.
Swift on Security:
Maybe computer security for the average person isn't a series of easy steps and absolutes they discard from our golden mouths of wise truths to spite the nerd underclass.
Perhaps it's the very design of General Purpose Computing. And who built this world of freedom? You did. We did.
So whose fault is it?
Let your heart break. It will change what you do with your optimism.
We pave the sunlit path toward justice together, brick by brick. This is my brick.