I was just recently turned on to the “Ask A Dude/Lady” columns at thehairpin.com and have been reading through the archives, because they’re pretty fantastic. I may end up posting a bunch of choice quotes here.
Great stock photo on GigaOm’s article about the rise of Asia on the internet today.
What a Beat!
A friend once told me a parable:
You’re laying down in a canoe, floating down a river, looking up at the sky, everything is peaceful and great, and suddenly WHAM! something rams into your canoe. You turn your head and sit up, incensed, to see who has disturbed your peace, only to find that it’s an empty canoe that just happened to drift into yours.
I think the point is that being angry about things is rarely productive. Even when you can blame someone, they are simply products of their environment and behaving as you would if you were them, by definition.