– Robin Williams as John Keating in Dead Poets Society
Modern Americans often assume that multilingualism should be discouraged, because it is supposed to hinder child language acquisition and immigrant assimilation.
And to think that these people effectively rule the world…
A distributed system is one in which the failure of a computer you didn’t even know existed can render your own computer unusable.
— Leslie Lamport
Developers aren’t paid for lines of code, number of hours in the office, or being in the office at certain hours. They’re paid to create value!
Soit dit en passant, c’est une chose assez hideuse que le succès. Sa fausse ressemblance avec le mérite trompe les hommes.
73 million sharks are killed by humans every year. That’s compared to 6 fatalities among humans from shark bites every year.
W.E.I.R.D. = Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic.
Example: most readers of this blog are W.E.I.R.D.