Once we have surrendered our senses and nervous systems to the private manipulation of those who would try to benefit by taking a lease on our eyes and ears and nerves, we don’t really have any rights left.
One of the most interesting innovations was the No Walls Campaign which was initiated by activist Salma El Tarzi in response to the seven military blockades established on streets around Tahrir Square. The security services built walls between November 2011 and February 2012 to close off major streets leading to the Ministry of Interior and other government buildings. The artists painted elaborate opened illusions of the continuing street and announced that the walls would be metaphorically opened through painting. (via Egypt Now - Huck Magazine)

One of the most interesting innovations was the No Walls Campaign which was initiated by activist Salma El Tarzi in response to the seven military blockades established on streets around Tahrir Square. The security services built walls between November 2011 and February 2012 to close off major streets leading to the Ministry of Interior and other government buildings. The artists painted elaborate opened illusions of the continuing street and announced that the walls would be metaphorically opened through painting. (via Egypt Now - Huck Magazine)

brycedotvc:

Saw this shortly after seeing a tweet from Pincus:

My rule of thumb for entrepreneurs. Your Instincts are right 95% of the time, your ideas 25%. Fall in love with instincts. Kill ideas often.

brycedotvc:

Saw this shortly after seeing a tweet from Pincus:

My rule of thumb for entrepreneurs. Your Instincts are right 95% of the time, your ideas 25%. Fall in love with instincts. Kill ideas often.

humansofnewyork:

"The army stationed me down South when I was younger, and I couldn’t even use the same bathroom as white people. But things have changed so much. The younger generation isn’t nearly as racist. I’ve been sitting here for fifty years. So much has changed. This neighborhood used to be all black. A white person couldn’t even walk down this street. All the races kept to themselves. Now you’ve got Indians talking to Pakistanis, blacks talking to whites, everybody is here and learning from each other’s cultures. I’ve been sitting here for 50 years. Things are getting better."

humansofnewyork:

"The army stationed me down South when I was younger, and I couldn’t even use the same bathroom as white people. But things have changed so much. The younger generation isn’t nearly as racist. I’ve been sitting here for fifty years. So much has changed. This neighborhood used to be all black. A white person couldn’t even walk down this street. All the races kept to themselves. Now you’ve got Indians talking to Pakistanis, blacks talking to whites, everybody is here and learning from each other’s cultures. I’ve been sitting here for 50 years. Things are getting better."

humansofnewyork:

"A coworker asked for my number the other day. My friends overheard and said: ‘He must have a thing for Indians.’ I was like, ‘Or maybe I’m just really fucking cool.’"

humansofnewyork:

"A coworker asked for my number the other day. My friends overheard and said: ‘He must have a thing for Indians.’ I was like, ‘Or maybe I’m just really fucking cool.’"

Have a lived life instead of a career. Put yourself in the safekeeping of good taste. Lived freedom will compensate you for a few losses…If you don’t like the style of others, cultivate your own. Get to know the tricks of reproduction, be a self-publisher even in conversation, and then the joy of working can fill your days.
George Konrad, the Hungarian dissident and author, as cited by Christopher Hitchens in Letters to a Young Contrarian.
The real story here that has been rattling around my brain the most is the story of innovation at the fringes beyond normalcy. Chris Dixon said when he made the investment in Coinbase that Bitcoin, “is one of the 5 best computer science ideas from the last forty years.” I agree. And, the idea that this brilliance came largely from one guy, acting in isolation, motivated largely by paranoia and distaste for existing financial infrastructure, is just wild. In this light the profile of Satoshi is the profile of an artist, or better yet, a maker. And like all makers, he is quirky, weird, one of the crazy ones.