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Life 1969, Milton Glaser
Fuck yeah, evolution.
“iLatte”? They know me too well. at Small Foods – View on Path.
5 years ago, I packed my bags and moved to San Francisco. I was 26 years old. Wild ride.
The World According to San Francisco.
I was distractedly editing this in a coffeeshop and a guy leaned over and said, “I’m going to Cocaine this week.”
I was so confused for a second.
OMG. “Green Twitter Avatars.” “Outer Outer Sunset.”
Any decision, whether it’s what pants to buy or whether to start a war, can be broken down into what psychologists call the Rubicon model of action phases, in honor of the river that separated Italy from the Roman province of Gaul. When Caesar reached it in 49 B.C., on his way home after conquering the Gauls, he knew that a general returning to Rome was forbidden to take his legions across the river with him, lest it be considered an invasion of Rome. Waiting on the Gaul side of the river, he was in the “predecisional phase” as he contemplated the risks and benefits of starting a civil war. Then he stopped calculating and crossed the Rubicon, reaching the “postdecisional phase,” which Caesar defined much more felicitously: “The die is cast.”
I think I’m going to start using that phrase more when I can’t decide what to pick on the menu.
What happened…when the object apparently responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs hit the Earth 65 million years ago?
“First, there was a gigantic fireball brighter than the Sun as the comet plunged to its death, not with a whimper, but a bang. One casualty was the ozone layer, which temporarily vanished. Seconds after the big comet first encountered Earth’s upper atmosphere, it carved out a crater - now buried - 200 kilometers wide and 25 kilometers deep. All that debris shot up into the sky and came back again, all over the Earth. No place would have been spared a hit of at least a tiny particle.
It’s fascinating to think that if the asteroid never hit Earth, dinosaurs may very well still rule the planet and humans may have never even evolved. This seems pretty important when considering extraterrestrial life, and the hope that it’s intelligent.
One chart can speak volumes about politics, history, technology, and the human race.
It comes around.
I believe a startup should feel like this.
Those are strange looking iPads…