On this day in 1841, Herman Melville ships out on the whaler Acushnet to the South Seas.
“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”
― Herman Melville
(Source: vintageanchorbooks, via theatlantic)
We are happy to announce that we are officially in public beta.
To celebrate, we are giving away loads of FREE Mixees. Here’s how to get ‘em:
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- Every hour from 1 PM to 9 PM EST, we will pick one to give away for free!
That’s it! Enjoy!!!
Great project and a great team. Go, Nancy and Aaron!
The Geography of Stuck
“Nearly six in ten Americans live in the state where they were born, according to the U.S. Census bureau. But there is considerable variation from state to state, as the map (above) by Zara Matheson of the Martin Prosperity Institute shows. More than three quarters of the people in Louisiana (78.9 percent), Michigan (76.6 percent) and Ohio (75.1 percent) were born there, as opposed to just 24.3 percent of Nevadans, 35.2 percent of Floridians, 37.2 percent of the residents of Washington, D.C., and 37.7 percent of Arizonans. A high level of home-grown residents is also indicative of a lack of inflow of new people.”
Continuations: Steve Jobs -
It feels a bit strange now that I wrote a post yesterday morning about “Apple’s Glory Years,” not realizing that in the evening I would see the news that Steve Jobs had passed away. There have been many excellent tributes and I read a lot of them last night (collected here on delicious) with…
I suppose every time I read “technology visionary” I thought of “technology-product visionary” in my head. Perhaps it’s just a semantic distinction, because to me “technology” includes not only the bare metal programmers and fundamental scientific researchers, but also those who add value and innovation to each layer on top of that (operating systems, applications, platforms, networks, etc).
Finding interesting technologies that have not been mass-marketed, and curating them, massaging them into tools that everyone can use, is something Steve Jobs excelled at. That seems a core part of his self-description of living at the crossroads of science and art.
From Hell’s heart I slice at thee, cake!
A new study from the U.S. Department of Education maps the ‘State of the States in Education.’ States colored green are the country’s top ten performers, yellow are the middle range, and red are the bottom ten performers.
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California cheaped out with the 1970s tax revolt. Before that, they were up near the top, and now they’re hanging out with the deep south.
There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there — good for you.
But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers that the rest of us paid to educate…Part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along. — Elizabeth Warren, Senate Candidate, MA (via innonate)