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“No more ‘House of Cards’ or ‘Orange Is the New Black’ for him,” Secretary of State John Kerry said.
This is amazing. Now we have him by the balls.
Earlier today, it was revealed by Dan Hayes of CSN that Adam Dunn has only read one book. Naturally, that book is the classic, “Bo Knows Bo.”
Adam Dunn said the only book he has ever read is “Bo Knows Bo.”— Dan Hayes (@DanHayesCSN) March 18, 2014
But, as it turns out, it’s…
Nate Silver’s manifesto for his new site is 3500 words long, meaning it would take the average adult just under 12 minutes to read. That 12 minutes is then gone forever, a bit of attention taken from whatever other activity said reader would have otherwise consumed, and instead gave to Nate Silver. That is why Nate Silver is so valuable.
The implication of my news consumption being dominated by the tall skinny part of the power curve is that those who can regularly appear there – the best of the best – are going to win the zero sum game for my attention. And, for that, they will be justly rewarded.
What then, though, of the tens of thousands of journalists who formerly filled the middle of the bell curve? More broadly – and this is the central challenge to society presented by the Internet – what then of the millions of others who are perfectly average and thus, in an age where the best is only a click away, are simply not needed?
It’s a great point and question. The internet has made the “best” more accessible, so why would anyone settle for anything less?
In many ways, this seemed like an ordinary, modern cruise to the Bahamas. That is, until you ran into the curiously dressed passengers who appeared to be transported from the past.
So this is happening.
Nobody likes them except the customers.
I had no idea that Sbarros and now Quiznos are both in bankruptcy. Great read, starts with a bang:
Sbarro’s Pizza filed for extra-bad super bankruptcy, citing a precipitous downturn in mall traffic. Could be. Or it could be that people, over the course of the years, came to reject something that tasted like red paint smeared over wet newspapers and topped with orange glue. If they’d made the most spectacular pizza in the world, I’d drive to the mall just for a slice
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