"Die Grenzstadt Kusair fiel nach einer mörderischen Schlacht zurück an die Regierungssoldaten - nun hat das Assad-Regime Aleppo ins Visier genommen. Die Rebellen müssen ihre härtesten Kämpfer an die Front schicken."
Marusha ist so unfassbar selbstgerecht, dass sie nicht bloß außer Stande ist, die Perspektive anderer Leute einzunehmen. Sie kann oder möchte sich nicht einmal vorstellen, dass es andere Positionen oder Lebenslagen gibt.
Das deutsche Problem, quer durch alle politischen Lager, heisst Selbstgerechtigkeit, und die schlimmste Steigerungsform ist, Selbstgerechtigkeit mit Gerechtigkeit zu verwechseln und deshalb allen überzustülpen."
"Project Loon balloons float in the stratosphere, twice as high as airplanes and the weather. They are carried around the Earth by winds and they can be steered by rising or descending to an altitude with winds moving in the desired direction."
"We are the generation of nostalgia. We grew up in the age of transition. From hand-written letters to electronic mails. From film to digital. We were fascinated by new things, neglecting the way we spend our afternoons. Cupcakes and tea. Play-Doh and Polly Pockets. Young and naive. Technology completely changed the way we waited and we grew up too fast. The simple things in life seems more meaningful now. We grew up in the age of transition and have become the generation of nostalgia."
"We had no idea how to make a record, so we just asked one of our friends who put out records at the time, ‘How do we do that?’ And he said, ‘Here’s a phone number, call them.’ So we called National Record Productions down in Nashville, Tennessee, and they said, ‘Send us a tape and a check for $500.’ We got a Money Order, sent it down, and got a thousand 7-inch records. Then we took apart a picture sleeve from a 7-inch record from England to see how it was configured. So you can imagine, a 7”x7” sleeve — a 14-inch paper with little flaps on the side that pulled in — we just opened it up, we sketched it on a 11”x17” piece of paper, and then we put our own art into that and took it to a print shop and said: ‘Can you give us a thousand of these?’ The guy ran them off and in a week we picked them up: a thousand 11”x17” pieces of paper with this weird-shaped art. And then using scissors and glue, we cut and folded every single record sleeve. That is the way Dischord Records worked for the first 10,000 records. By hand, cut-and-folded, every one of those sleeves. That, my friends, is the record industry. The is the true record industry. It was incredible to sit with people — your friends — and make records together. It was an amazing experience."
"If you are working from your inbox, you are workin on other people’s priorities"
"There is now a menace which is called Twitter. The best examples of lies can be found there. To me, social media is the worst menace to society."
"When people go to banks looking for small business loans, they have a large incentive to present themselves as sober-minded people with modest expectations and a firm grasp of downside risk. But when people get into the venture-financed technology game, they’re entering an environment where sober self-presentation virtually ensures failure."
"There seems to be a new breed of entrepreneurs whose greatest skill is playing the political game."
Q: What country, on a per capita basis, is the largest consumer of YouTube?
A: Wrong, it is Saudi Arabia. The largest audience there, by the way, are women; the largest content category they watch is education."