“It’s best not to be too moral. You cheat yourself out of too much life.” And Five Other Thoughts That Stuck With Me This Week
…Like a game of chess—it’s not enough to think a few moves ahead—you must think at least one move ahead of the number of moves your opponent thinks. Or as I’ve previously recounted more colloquially: two guys are in the woods when a bear comes running. One starts running, the others shouts, “it’s no good—you’ll never outrun a bear.” The running guy turns back and says, “I don’t have to. I only have to outrun you.”
iPod introduces the Nano in black. Marilyn Manson marries Dita Von Teese. The Notorious Bettie Page opens in theaters. Asian girls start dying their hair back to glossy black thanks to pop singer Hamasaki Ayumi who colored over her trademark bleached-blonde tresses in late 2005…I see a thread of beautifully black, goth things. I like the mystery of the theme. Now it’s gone beyond fashion and into more concrete places, like the home….And so it goes, one big macro trend fracturing into a multitude of micro-trends.
…So you should see by now that the argument that open source models "rely" on the intelligence of their participants is a neat sleight of hand (after all, everything does – from firms, to anthills). The genius of these models is that they tap the space where expertise and heterogeneous production preferences intersect – something that almost never happens in firms, despite big bonuses, nasty bosses, and the other nice things about the rat race.
I've italicized that because I really do think it's absolutely revolutionary from an economic point of view.
…At least they're working on it, unlike the trailers at UNO which were meant for students, and have been sitting in parking lots since January with no electricity, plumbing, or stairs. At the beginning of the semester we joked that they would still be empty in May. May starts next Monday.
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