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In Western anthropology, philosophy, and literature, the noble savage is a stock character who is uncorrupted by civilization. As such, the noble savage symbolizes the innate goodness and moral superiority of a primitive people living in harmony with Nature.

If that’s illuminating for anyone, curious to hear your thoughts.


How much you think the salaries of the pencil pushers are, the ones who get paid for little else but squeezing every single possible cent out of the supply/demand curve? The corporate greedsters, err the “revenue maximizers”.

Startup founders are told:

Raise your prices. You’ll triple them and only lose 10% of your customers, and it will be your worst 10% of customers.


Would using your voice to create new timers for anything/everything you need be an easier habit to follow, or probably no?

Like, the flow would be:
Do something that requires timer -> tell phone to set timer

As opposed to perhaps:
Do something that requires timer -> open timers, find timer, set timer

Maybe your way is already better :)




give up 5 out of 7 days of their life to sustain a moderate quality of life

Darn tootin’, we need Universal Basic Income!

I will say some people in some industries can give up 40hr/wk of their lives from their laptops at home and sustain a phenomenal quality of life. That should def be a choice available to those who care to make it. (And the privileges necessary to be qualified to work those jobs should be afforded to all, of course.*)

*not sure how this sentiment would survive a truly level global playing field with 8bil equal competitors, but don’t wanna be too domestically biased


You wouldn’t enshittify an entire operating system


The Treachery of Images (French: La Trahison des Images) is a 1929 painting by Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte. It is also known as This Is Not a Pipe, Ceci n’est pas une pipe and The Wind and the Song. Magritte painted it when he was 30 years old. It is on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.


Does (or does not) he get the credit for committing the fraud that kept Tesla in business long enough to popularize* electric cars that there are other companies at which to build them?

Aforementioned fraud:

(When searching, found apparently jurors in 2023 disagreed with my assessment, so please take with grain of salt.)

*I say “popularize” given:

Tesla was incorporated in July 2003 by [not Elon! but] Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning as Tesla Motors.


Meta’s decision to limit political content goes back to the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, when it was revealed that personal data belonging to millions of Facebook users had been collected by British consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, and used for political advertising. So damaging was that scandal that the firm changed the name of its holding company from Facebook to Meta.

I’mma email the writer, cuz that ain’t right (right?)


Thanks, feel more confident about my email to the journalist last night. Kind of curious how that mistake happened…

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