Words To Live By

I’m Trying

There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer;
No disease that enough love will not heal;
No door that enough love will not open;
No gulf that enough love will not bridge;
No wall that enough love will not throw down;
No sin that enough love will not redeem . . .

It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook, how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake–a sufficient realisation of love will dissolve it all. . . if only you could love enough, you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world.

Emmet Fox via my friend Louis Rawlins

Contrasting Thoughts

Are We Wu or Wei?


I just published this.

It must be a day of conflicting ideas … this one revealed two alternative views as to why Net Neutrality is (or is not) important to the individual. (BTW – this house believes Net Neutrality is rabidly important.) Now, this post is about satisfying your inner geek.

First up – Dave Winer (again) writing on Why I prefer blogging on the open web – totally with him

One of the reasons I prefer to blog here rather than on Facebook is that if I get an Aha! idea about a feature, over here I can implement it. On Facebook I’m just a user. That was/is one of the great things about the web. Anyone can develop features for it. On Facebook, just their employees can. No wonder it never moves

The iPhone killed my inner nerd is from The Verge, where Tom Warren looks back in the days where we had to work hard to make this computer stuff do what we wanted it to do. It never was my pleasure to do what I did back in those days – but I did – and I understand where he is coming from.
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It’s Net Neutrality Day

Make Sure Everyone Knows


Curiously, some of the people I think SHOULD be supportive of Net Neutrality are not …

Just Amongst The Dave’s

Here’s Dave Winer on why he thinks Net neutrality is an issue for a set of big companies relative to another set. Users don’t have a reason to support one …

… I don’t agree, but there are other views – Dave Weinberger on why he thinks Net neutrality still matters. A lot.

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Gotham Gal

If you don’t follow Gotham Gal … you should.

If you do – making sure that you pick up on these three links all from June. She was obviously on a roll!

Profitable? – Gotham Gal – referencing three posts by ‘Brad’, ‘Fred’ and ‘Mark’ all about Profitability.

How Retail has Changed – Gotham Gal – referencing – well – I think you can see that one!

The Gig Is Up – Gotham Gal – referencing the bro culture (at best), the misogynistic culture (at worst) of the VC industry.

Great Stuff – and my thanks to Dave Winer who originally put me onto her.