This is probably one of the most important articles I have ever read.
While people are created equal, computers are not. When people share information freely, those who own the best computers benefit in extreme ways that are denied to everyone else. Those with the best computers can simply calculate wealth and power away from ordinary people.
To demand that things be free is to embrace an eternal place for poverty.
Wolfram Alpha will analyze your Facebook data and show you interesting statistics like words you use most frequently, the times you post most frequently, as well the how your friends fit into your social network (are they a “social insider”, “social gateway”, “social neighbor”, “outsider”). I always thought this should be built into Facebook.
Could be used by sales to determine who the “social gateways” are. (as long as people have their profiles set to public). Maybe if this worked with LinkedIn:
There are no medals for companies that decide not to take advantage of tax loopholes or tax-free havens. The law is black and white. You are either fulfilling your legal tax obligation or you’re not. I applaud Apple for stretching the loopholes to their legal limit. They are making it obvious how incompetent our government is in their inability to pass a law. If the government wants more revenue, then close the loopholes, instead of wasting Tim Cook’s time by dragging him down to Washington.
Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/21/business/apple-avoided-billions-in-taxes-congressional-panel-says.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
"Where I feel the most productive and engaged is when I’m buried in code, buried in some project, tweaking some designs,” he said. “I’m certainly introverted."