This weekly linkdump is an outlet for me to catalog what’s making me think, and scratch the itch to share it.

  • Why didn’t Harry’s negotiate a breakup fee? Was it actually worth more to them to divert Schick’s attention for a bit than it was to actually be acquired?

    Ben Thompson - Email Addresses and Razor Blades

  • “The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.” - Ernest Hemingway

    Encapsulates a hunch that I’ve had for some time: Vulnerability may be one of the ultimate shows of strength.

  • I’ve always had a sneaking suspicion that nobody takes optimists seriously, and I’m happy to see I’m not the only one.

    Why Does Pessimism Sound So Smart?

  • I remember Aloha from my high school job waiting tables, and seeing their extra-retro screensavers in restaurants has brought back memories ever since. I never really considered how huge Aloha must be if I’m reminded of my high school job so frequently.

    The Aloha Point-of-Sale System

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