First capital

Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not then an article of mere consumption, but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.

Thomas Jefferson
(letter to James Madison, 16 September 1821)
(more…)

Life formula from Wozniak

If I died and had all this wealth and yachts and all this stuff, would I be as happy as when I laugh? And I thought about pranks I played and jokes I had told and music I would hear that would make me smile, and I came up with my formula that life is about happiness. Happiness equals smiles minus frowns. H = S – F.

Steve Wozniak (Apple co-founder)

The Great Hack

« Professor David Carroll tells the tale of how he sued UK-based Cambridge Analytica in an effort to obtain his personal data. Carroll’s quest to repatriate his data was the subject of the 2019 Netflix original documentary film, “The Great Hack”; the film tells the story of how data rights and democracy are interlinked, and has reached millions around the world. »
Related links: