To Ship Nothing Less Than Perfect


When I’m at home I have typically spent time behind a bluetooth wireless keyboard from Apple and when I’m traveling I find myself simply using the native keyboard on my notebook computer (I’m not that guy that travels with every single peripheral… you know one or two of those!).

But I’ve found myself spending more time without the wireless keyboard even while at home and the point is so that I might become even more intimate with the entire device as a whole.

Why? Because I want to know my device better.

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The Cost of Creating Awareness

I love this from William S. Burroughs:

Once the breakthrough is made, there is a permanent expansion of awareness. But there is always a reaction of rage, of outrage, at the first breakthrough.

If you are attempting to do something that isn’t necessarily common or that might be against the grain, sotospeak, then you’ll begin to encroach on people’s sensibilities; you’ll begin to challenge what they know and what they do not know as well as what they think they know but do not know.

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As Much Favor as You Can Bear

You’ve probably been told (or have told yourself) during tough times that you won’t ever be given more than you can bear/handle/take.

It’s a nice colloquialism or saying but we all know that it does little to dull the pain of the moment or do anything much for that matter when shared. In fact, if you’re like me, then it might just make you more upset.

But recently I’ve been thinking of an inverse of sorts – flipping the idea on its head a bit, if you will. What if we, in equal measure, will never be given more favor than we can bear? An interesting thought, right?

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