Photo of Pike County Courthouse by the author Several excellent writing professors have told me throughout my life that you start by starting.
My iPhone 5 recently stopped charging, unless I propped the phone upside down against an inclined surface like a lamp stand or a keyboard.
The Economist wrote in 2011 about the end of the legal industry’s lofty heights, saying of one large but ill-fated American firm: Howrey’s boss, Robert Ruyak, blamed two new trends for his firm’s demise.
HuffPo and BuzzFeed co-founder Jonah Peretti recently said in a long and fascinating interview by Felix Salmon published at Matter: I love metrics and I love thinking about optimization, but I think that the optimal state is being slightly suboptimal because as soon as you try to actually optimize, particularly for a single metric, you end up finding that the best way to optimize for that metric ends up perverting the metric and making the metric mean the opposite of what it used to mean.
This began as a link post pointing to Joel Achenbach’s Washington Post blog entry Journalism is aggregation.