Here’s something else that’s weird but true: in the day-to-day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship.

If you worship money and things, if they are where you tap real meaning in life, then you will never have enough, never feel you have enough. It’s the truth. Worship your body and beauty and sexual allure and you will always feel ugly. And when time and age start showing, you will die a million deaths before they finally grieve you. On one level, we all know this stuff already. It’s been codified as myths, proverbs, clichés, epigrams, parables…

But the insidious thing about these forms of worship is not that they’re evil or sinful, it’s that they’re unconscious. They are default settings.

They’re the kind of worship you just gradually slip into, day after day, getting more and more selective about what you see and how you measure value without ever being fully aware that that’s what you’re doing.

The really important kind of freedom involves attention and awareness and discipline, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them over and over in myriad petty, unsexy ways every day.

That is real freedom. That is being educated, and understanding how to think. The alternative is unconsciousness, the default setting, the rat race, the constant gnawing sense of having had, and lost, some infinite thing.

David Foster Wallace 2005 commencement address Kenyon College 

The biggest startup ideas are terrifying.
There’s a scene in Being John Malkovich where the nerdy hero encounters a very attractive, sophisticated woman. She says to him:

Here’s the thing: If you ever got me, you wouldn’t have a clue what to do with me.

That’s what these ideas say to us.

Magic Ink is the best read I had since I started working on software development/design.

Magic Ink is the best read I had since I started working on software development/design.

Bret Victor delivers an inspiring talk on why you should be making software. 

Change happens when some people recognize a cultural wrong, envision the world without it and dedicate themselves to fight that wrong.

Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information by Manuel Lima.
Matthias Heiderich

Amazing work by Renaud Hallée

Generative Grafik by Diana Lange

Generative Grafik by Diana Lange

Can’t wait.

Can’t wait.

Back from Venezuela

Back from Venezuela

Feel Me by Marco Triverio is a very interesting concept app.

Finally got a Jambox from Jawbone. Great product.

Finally got a Jambox from Jawbone. Great product.

Wes Anderson next movie looks promising, to say the least.

Eric Cahan - Sky Series

Eric Cahan - Sky Series