Steve Jobs’s Real Genius : The New Yorker: "Gates looked back at Jobs calmly. Everyone knew where the windows and the icons came from. “Well, Steve,” Gates responded. “I think there’s more than one way of looking at it. I think it’s more like we both had this rich neighbor named Xerox and I broke into his house to steal the TV set and found out that you had already stolen it.”"
Adulthood brings the weight of sin
We know more than we say
We judge ourselves to kingdom come
The actual kicks in
The weight too great to bear
There was once a culture of penitence
Self-condemnation rife as Puritans
But that was then
Now we judge ourselves
As stern as they
But forget to forgive
I think Jesus spoke of children as he did
Knowing how hope atrophies With years and years of deeds that shame us all
Our wars our hurts
Our slights our condemnations
Our violence of thought and act Percolating long after
This weight of sin is real So too the daily gift Forgiveness If we see
There is light within us We can pray mercy for us all We can extend the same to all And in a trice be reconciled
That is how Coulter put it on Fox "News" while defending Herman Cain against sexual harassment charges that threatened to engulf his campaign last week. "Liberals," she said, detest black conservatives, but the truth is, "our blacks are so much better than their blacks.""
Iran on brink of nuclear capability, report says - CBS News: "The U.N. nuclear watchdog is due to release a report this week laying out its findings on Iran's efforts to obtain sensitive nuclear technology. Fears that Iran could quickly build an atomic bomb, if it chooses to, have fueled anti-Iran rhetoric and new threats of military strikes. Some U.S. arms-control groups have cautioned against what they fear could be an overreaction to the report, saying there is still time to persuade Iran to change its behavior."
We assume that things are fixed when they are not Replay pasts that merely repeat retro plots Is there one soul who can think of something new Before we mindlessly go up the flue
Facebook is squarely at the center of this new universe, and much of what people do online these days starts there. But Facebook's masterstroke has been to spread itself across the web and allow others to tap your network of friends. As a result, thousands of websites and apps have essentially become satellites that orbit around Facebook. You can now go to Yelp to find out what your Facebook friends say about the new coffeehouse down the street, visit Spotify to let them pick music playlists for you, or play Zynga games with them. To make matters worse for Page, much of this social activity can't be seen by Google's web-trolling algorithms, so every day they (and by extension, Google) become a little bit less accurate and relevant.