…and the US is getting older fast.
via NPR’s Plannet Money
Yes, recycling other people’s recycling of other people’s recycling of cat gifs is fun and easy on Tumblr. Yes, rubbing out a good bon mot on Twitter can satisfy one’s ego and rekindle a wistful remembrance of meaning. Yes, these things are still fine to do. But they are not all we can do on this web. This is our web. Let us not surrender it so easily to new corporate masters.
Being first is not the only way to win. The cost of crossing the finish line first sometimes outweighs the prize you get for winning. The second mouse to reach the trap gets the cheese and gets to search for more tomorrow. All but the slowest runner in the group escapes the bear.
Apple didn’t make the first computer, MP3 player, or Smartphone. Amazon didn’t invent the bookstore. They didn’t win by trying to finish first.
Finishing second (or later) means you can see the finish line and what prizes await those who finish. Coming in second lets you decide in advance if the rewards are worth the effort or if you should start running a different race.
Never apologize for selfies.
'Tis the season for the Google Santa Tracker. I’ll be enjoying this site with the kids this year. They’re finally old enough to appreciate it.
I started working on a simple business card for myself the other day. It’s more of a calling card since I don’t have a business to go with it. And it’s not really a calling card either, since there’s no phone number on it. It just has an email address, URL, and Twitter handle1.
It’s a design inspired by this minimalist business card that I posted to my blog a few years ago.
I don’t need a business card at all. I’ve rarely had a reason to give one out, and I’m a terrible correspondent. But it was fun to design.
Intelclinic launched a Kickstarter project to fund the creation of a polyphasic sleep mask.
NeuroOn is the world’s first brainwave - monitoring SLEEP MASK that allows you to switch from monophasic to polyphasic sleep. That means you can sleep less and more efficiently.
Adopting a polyphasic sleep schedule isn’t practical for me now, but it would be an awesome experiment to try and a cool way—if it works—to add more hours to the day.