Japan's Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) has an information booth to introduce us to their the friendly drug sniffing dog mascot Kasutamu-kun (Custom-boy).
You can see the Golden Gate back in the distance. What an amazing city...
I see many parallels between this 90's story and the 21st century story of One Laptop Per Child.
We like to hear success stories written by the winners, but there's much more to be learnt from the spectacular failures of passionate people working on a vision that didn't come true because it was ahead of its time, or disconnected from the market reality, or perhaps too much inspiration without the required amount of perspiration...
I just watched General Magic on the plane, and it's an awesome movie.
Everyone who thinks they're up to invent the future should get this lesson from history... that's the easy way.
I got another ultra polite business email 😂
Bernie Innocenti 様
Let's break it up:
平素は = usually (in the past)
格別 = special status
ご = honorific
高配 = こうはい = consideration
賜り = gift, boon?
御 = honored
礼 = thanks
申し上げます = humbly express
Putting it all together:
(We) are humbly honored for your continuous, special gift of consideration.
へいそは かくべつ ごこうはい たまわり おれい もうしあげます。
📣 Programming Language World Championships 2020 #plwc2020 📣
A knockout tournament where 32 programming languages compete against each other, and you decide the winner of each round by voting.
There will be two matches per day, and in two weeks time we'll have a winner!
Discussions are encouraged, but please, keep it civil and peaceful. It's just a fun game.
Round 1 of the 2nd Programming Language World Championships is complete!
Round 2 starts... NOW!
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