In a city where everything can be sensed, measured, analyzed, and controlled, we risk losing the overlooked benefits of inconvenience. — The too-smart city - Ideas - The Boston Globe
Regulatory Moneyball | Foreign Affairs -
The New Science Behind Philanthropy | WSJ.Money Summer 2013 - WSJ.com -
The Biggest Week in Bourbontown | Roads & Kingdoms -
And, as the world becomes a smaller and smaller place, and the level of interconnectivity increases, standards will play a larger and larger role, both in structuring and causing change. — Why Standardization Efforts Fail
Today, the White House released an Executive Order updating the federal government’s open data policy. Available online now only as a PDF, so embedded here for easier viewing:
All kinds of awesome: 3D-printed flag tag from CfA fellow Marcin Wichary.
Biverbal Bytes by Anna Khan: Follow Your Passion -
This is the worst advice I have ever received. And I’ve found that a lot of people in their mid to late 20’s feel the same way.
Since the first day of college, passion was the law of the land. We were told to “Read!”, “Learn!”, “Explore!”. We had four years to run after what we found most…
Denny Crane: Alan, you know, one thing you sometimes forget is, no matter how hard your day, no matter how tough your choices, how complex your ethical decisions, you always get to choose what you have for lunch.
Alan Shore: Daily, I am amazed at your inexhaustible ability to just live.
Denny Crane: It’s either that or die. — - Boston Legal