“The single most important lesson we learn from the short history of the consumer internet industry is that winning internet business models are engineered around consumers. In fact, consumer internet businesses must be designed, architecturally, to be more consumer centric than their physical world equivalents. This is because, fundamentally, the internet increases transparency and information availability to reduce friction, and thus shifts market power to users relative to physical world models. Therefore, competitors can and will exploit every opportunity to be more consumer centric, a dynamic fuelled by the quasi absence of barriers to entry into the industry.”
— Michael Zeisser (via datainsightsideas)

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Long black

60 km down ✅

Sol over Taastrup (at Taastrup Station)

onlinewifey:

A coffee pot can be a coffee mug if you just don’t fucking care

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You think it’s cool to hate things. And it’s not. It’s boring. Talk about what you love and keep quiet about what you don’t.

“In some ways, the biggest competitor to virtual reality might be a bottle of wine.”
— Chris Dixon, talking about Oculus to Farhad Manjoo. (via parislemon)
“The essential difference between emotion and reason is that emotion leads to action and reason leads to conclusions”
— Dr. Donald Calne on why emotion matters