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  • Marcel shared from The President of Vice (Kindle Single) by The Onion
    Not sure why Jesus frowns on docking the sub but gives his thumbs up to ladies testing their gag reflex. It doesn’t make sense to me, but I’m a good Christian and I take his word on faith. Maybe it’s to protect your paycheck from child support. Pretty smart man, that Jesus.
  • Marcel shared from The Diary of a Young Girl by Ann Frank
    Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction.
  • Marcel shared from Different Seasons (Signet) by Stephen King
    The most important things are the hardest things to say.
  • Marcel shared from Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live by Jeff Jarvis
    Allison and I happen to share one (well, at least one) detractor online. I tell her I gave up looking at what he has to say. I blocked him on Twitter and don’t read his site. So the only time he crosses my line of sight is on the rare Twitter search. And I ignore him. I know what he’ll say and don’t care. I won’t give him the pleasure of reacting. Law of the playground and number one rule of internet interactivity: “Don’t feed the trolls.” Allison says others’ barbs have cost her jobs, relationships, and friends. Yet she keeps sharing. Why? “I can pay my rent because of sharing...
    Note: uh... i have a vague idea who that might be @jeffjarvis ;-)
  • Marcel shared from Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live by Jeff Jarvis
    When I wrote about this German paradox on my blog, a commenter, Tilmann Hanitzsch, offered an intriguing explanation for why his countrymen are less likely to open up: “We lack a culture of sharing our knowledge,” he writes. “We have an antisocial attitude to consider each and every bit of our knowledge as a competitive advantage best kept to ourselves. And we mistrust the fools giving it away for free…. The push-button conditioning I grew up with: Have a problem? Don’t expose it—somebody will use it against you! Had a success? Keep quiet—it will cause envy!… Made a mistake? How...
    Note: gotta love us krauts :) great read @jeffjarvis. see you tomorrow at @hugeinc
  • Marcel shared from Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live by Jeff Jarvis
    Why, for example, do some Germans object to Google Street View taking pictures of their buildings while some Americans seek out the Google car to perform and have their pictures taken for all to see?
  • Marcel shared from The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition) by Frederick P. Brooks
    For the human makers of things, the incompletenesses and inconsistencies of our ideas become clear only during implementation.
  • Marcel shared from The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition) by Frederick P. Brooks
    As a rule of thumb, I estimate that a programming product costs at least three times as much as a debugged program with the same function.
  • Marcel shared from Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson
    Compromisers may not make great heroes, but they do make democracies.
  • Marcel shared from Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson
    He marveled, in a letter to Collinson, that the simplicity of the Indians’ wilderness life had a romantic appeal. “They have never shown any inclination to change their manner of life for ours,” he wrote. “When an Indian child has been brought up among us, taught our language and habituated to our customs, yet if he goes to see his relations and make one Indian ramble with them, there is no persuading him ever to return.” White people also sometimes feel this preference for the Indians’ way of living, Franklin noted. When white children were captured and raised by Indians, then later...
    Note: the indians would've probably shot themselves if the housewives of NJ etc. existed back then
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