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Für Belustigung unter Fachleuten sorgt der Mythos, dass Badeferien besonders günstig werden, wenn sie weder im Reisebüro noch auf einem Portal gebucht werden, sondern an einem Last-Minute-Schalter am Flughafen.

Our Attention Is a Limited Resource

»Essentially, when you give someone a telephone number, you’re giving them direct access to your attention. […] And you’re giving them the implicit permission to interrupt you, any place and at any time.« Petro Salema, beyond tellerrand 2015

This is also the reason many developers hate to get phone or Skype calls out of the blue.

The worst quality in history of broadcasting

Neil Young on Facebook:

It’s about sound quality. I don’t need my music to be devalued by the worst quality in the history of broadcasting or any other form of distribution. I don’t feel right allowing this to be sold to my fans. It’s bad for my music.

Well, that’s bullshit. Apparently Neil Young always had crystal clear radio and never sold his music on cassette tapes. And surely, money and his relationship with PonoMusic has nothing to do with this at all.

Tim Cook on Privacy

»I’m speaking to you from Silicon Valley, where some of the most prominent and successful companies have built their businesses by lulling their customers into complacency about their personal information,” said Cook. “They’re gobbling up everything they can learn about you and trying to monetize it. We think that’s wrong. And it’s not the kind of company that Apple wants to be.«

Apple’s Tim Cook Delivers Blistering Speech On Encryption, Privacy (TC)