Taking time for the meta stuff

The high altitude perspective

I really like Caterina Fake’s one tweet today: https://twitter.com/Caterina/status/530709560453918720 It is so easy to get caught up in work, work and work and to forget to take some time for a mental breather, the meta stuff and to let your mind snap back to some semblance of flexibility where it can be creative and regenerate.…… Continue reading Taking time for the meta stuff

Om Malik has a great post titled "Arista, Uber, Silicon Valley" which presents some much needed perspective on overhyped social companies by contrasting Uber with the less sexy Arista Networks. Worth a read: Last week, at least, to me was perfect illustration of how and what media perceives as technology. Everywhere you looked, you saw… Continue reading Perspective on Silicon Valley

Conscious star stuff

I love this description of us humans from the Cosmos series finale – star stuff contemplating the evolution of matter … I love this series and can’t wait to buy the whole thing. It apparently has another 2 hours of footage. Bliss! (Source: Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, episode 13)

Perspective has stepped out for the day

Today has been a pretty dynamic (read: crazy) day. It began with news about Facebook’s insane (for so many reasons) $16bn acquisition of WhatsApp which Michael Jordaan put into great perspective with this tweet: Whatsapp just got sold to Facebook for $19 billion. That makes it more valuable than entire FirstRand. — Michael Jordaan (@MichaelJordaan)…… Continue reading Perspective has stepped out for the day

Howling sexism and feminist exaggeration

If you haven’t read “Ramphele et al: The world according to angry feminists” in Daily Maverick, do yourself a favour and read it. Crying wolf would not matter if the wolf did not actually exist. The problem is that it does. That is why, when feminist activists pounce on the most flimsy evidence and strained…… Continue reading Howling sexism and feminist exaggeration