A little while ago I wrote about the power of fonts and that Baskerville was the most trustworthy font. Well, Errol Morris has an excellent follow up to that piece about the originator of the guy who made the font. My favorite quote:
Voltaire, when asked on his deathbed by a priest to renounce Satan, famously replied, “Now is not the time to be making new enemies.” And when a friend tried to convince Baskerville that the plague of flies inflicted on Egypt was proof of the existence of God, Baskerville argued that all that it proved was a shortage of spiders.
Anyone who thinks socialism failed in America has never spent time on a military base. Rosa Brooks is off to a good start in her new FP blog.
Lunghu provides some indicators to let you know if you’re working in a dysfunction organization:
- Management places special emphasis on their purported role as “leaders.”
- The enterprise “strategic plan” merely describes what the organization is already doing, not how it intends to respond to unexpected challenges.
- Every level of the organization uses the complexity of the operating environment as an excuse to avoid planning for likely contingencies.
- Hackneyed business cliches are used as a replacement for substantive communication.
I tempted to give up the internet forever after reading this headline. After all, I think it’s pretty clear we now have, literally, seen everything.
Gordon Ramsay’s dwarf porn double Percy Foster dies in badger den
Sounds to me like these should be the default cars in congested urban areas.
Sadly, these vehicles do not function by farting out a loud stream of gas that propels them forth.
The author makes it sound like this is a bad thing but I suspect the manufacturers realized that their target demographic shouldn’t be 12 year old boys.