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Saturday,  01/25/20  09:22 PM

Clayton CristensenClayton Christensen, 1953-2020: How will you measure your life?

Don’t worry about the level of individual prominence you have achieved; worry about the individuals you have helped become better people. This is my final recommendation: Think about the metric by which your life will be judged, and make a resolution to live every day so that in the end, your life will be judged a success.

mercator vs true sizeHow will you measure country size?  Clever map shows true size of continents.  Biggest winners: African and South America.  Biggest losers: Canada, US, and Russia.  (click to enbiggen.)


US Space Force logoThe new Space Force logo sure looks like the Starfleet logo.  Awesome.


 

Pantone 448C: ugliest color in the worldPantone 448C is the ugliest color in the world.  So be it.  "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but we can all agree on ugly."

93-Year Old Man Wins a Storytelling Contest With a Hilarious Story About His Valentines in 1933.  A beautiful story, well told.  Do you remember to whom you gave valentines 60 years ago?

Josh Newman: Bootleg.  "In retrospect, it’s clear that people were stealing music because that was the only way to get it online. As digital album sales data demonstrate, once they were able to buy music digitally, people flocked to that option in droves."

Ottmar Leibert: Opting Out.  "Things are not going well in the music industry…. That’s an understatement. The truth is that things are pretty screwed up in the music industry… That’s also an understatement!"

Jamie Zawinski: MP3 is finally free. "MP3 is supported by everything, everywhere, and is now patent-free. There has never been another audio format as widely supported as MP3, it's good enough for almost anything, and now, over twenty years since it took the world by storm, it's finally free."


Matthew Inman: You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you.  Another beautiful story, well told.

Mathhew Inman: Listen

 

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