In other words, today’s cloud and mobile companies — Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, and Google — may very well be the GM, Ford, and Chrysler of the 21st century. The beginning era of technology, where new challengers were started every year, has come to an end


“While rushing the Bill Clinton DVD to market, we inadvertently shipped out 100 copies of true hard-core nasty-style pornography to our customers. When we asked people to send their porn discs back so that we could send them the proper thing … . no one did.” —…

Antibiotics resistance, Estonia, the next dot com bubble, metro logos, and Jamaican sprinters are on the menu for Sundry’s new issue. It’s a weekly reading list for curious minds distilled from 70+ eclectic sources. Subscribe here:  

I will be pushing a new edition of Sundry, my weekly newsletter, tomorrow. Subscribe if you want to! Curated links from a distillation of 70+ sources. Topics include science, art, tech, psychology, etc. Sundry

Advice wanted for note-taking tools. Looking for something that satisfies the following criteria: cross-platform (iOS/Mac), ownership (files accessible from Finder, syncable through Dropbox, unlike Simplenote), native formatting (iA Writer is no good). Any thoughts? Thanks!

In conclusion, a human mind is a wandering mind, and a wandering mind is an unhappy mind. The ability to think about what is not happening is a cognitive achievement that comes at an emotional cost.

Isn’t it interesting that we can’t say for sure whether coffee is good or bad for the heart? Been reading all kinds of contradictory studies and claim all morning.

Butternut squash sweets. With the taste of family tradition and centennial know-how. Tripoli's souk, Lebanon

Mosaïque du Bon Pasteur, 5-6 B.C, representing the fauna of the Levant, National Museum, Beirut, Lebanon

It doesn’t get mightier than this. Wara2 3enab or stuffed wine leaves, cooked for 20 hours with delicious lamb.