The love of knowledge is a kind of madness.
― C.S. Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet

I wonder how long before China’s GDP passes the US? It’s only a matter of time. 
China’s Economy, in Six Charts

China’s economy has entered a critical phase. Since the country opened its doors in 1978, the economy has witnessed tremendous growth. Its gross domestic product has surged from less than $150 billion in 1978 to $8,227 billion in 2012 (see “China’s GDP” chart below). In the process, more than 600 million people have escaped poverty. This is a marvelous achievement for any country, let alone one as geographically large and populous as China.
Despite these impressive achievements, there is still plenty of room for catch up, with China’s per capita GDP only a fifth of the U.S. level. 

I wonder how long before China’s GDP passes the US? It’s only a matter of time. 

China’s Economy, in Six Charts

China’s economy has entered a critical phase. Since the country opened its doors in 1978, the economy has witnessed tremendous growth. Its gross domestic product has surged from less than $150 billion in 1978 to $8,227 billion in 2012 (see “China’s GDP” chart below). In the process, more than 600 million people have escaped poverty. This is a marvelous achievement for any country, let alone one as geographically large and populous as China.

Despite these impressive achievements, there is still plenty of room for catch up, with China’s per capita GDP only a fifth of the U.S. level. 

fastcodesign:

A Bullhorn Is Broadcasting Sad Tweets In A Forest For the Sake of Art
Art installation “Listen And Repeat” takes Tweets with the words “nobody listens” and gives them a sort of audience.
Video & more> Co.Create


If you tweet in the woods an no one is around to hear it does it make any noise?

fastcodesign:

A Bullhorn Is Broadcasting Sad Tweets In A Forest For the Sake of Art

Art installation “Listen And Repeat” takes Tweets with the words “nobody listens” and gives them a sort of audience.

Video & more> Co.Create

If you tweet in the woods an no one is around to hear it does it make any noise?

(via fastcompany)

Listening to Ebla by E.S. Posthumus

Cool stuff recommended on my movie soundtrack station on Pandora. – Preview it on Path.

(via Boneshaker and the Clockwork Century: Where It All Began | Book Punk)

I had heard of steampunk and understood the basics of the genre, but hadn’t explored it much. But this was set in an alternate history Seattle (hey I’m in Seattle) and had Zombies (hey I like zombies) so I figured I couldn’t go wrong. And I was right, I instantly fell in love with the book.

(via Boneshaker and the Clockwork Century: Where It All Began | Book Punk)

I had heard of steampunk and understood the basics of the genre, but hadn’t explored it much. But this was set in an alternate history Seattle (hey I’m in Seattle) and had Zombies (hey I like zombies) so I figured I couldn’t go wrong. And I was right, I instantly fell in love with the book.


Seattle World’s Fair 1962
A brochure featuring all of the things to do at the World’s Fair.

Yeah Seattle!
I look at the Space Needle everyday from my office window. Couldn’t imagine Seattle without it. 


Seattle World’s Fair 1962

A brochure featuring all of the things to do at the World’s Fair.

Yeah Seattle!

I look at the Space Needle everyday from my office window. Couldn’t imagine Seattle without it. 

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Speaking of capitalism and europeans. 

(Source: jessepnkman, via tribecafilm)

theatlantic:

The Pope Has Declared a New Enemy: Capitalism

Pope Francis is once again shaking things up in the Catholic Church. On Tuesday, he issued his first “apostolic exhortation,” declaring a new enemy for the Catholic Church: modern capitalism. “Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world,” he wrote. “This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naive trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system.”
He couldn’t be much clearer. The pope has taken a firm political stance against right-leaning, pro-free market economic policies, and his condemnation appears to be largely pointed at Europe and the United States.
Read more. [Image: Reuters]


I’ve got nothing against catholics or even the Pope for that matter, and I don’t think capitalism is perfect, but I will say that things are a lot better than when Catholicism ran the world.  

theatlantic:

The Pope Has Declared a New Enemy: Capitalism

Pope Francis is once again shaking things up in the Catholic Church. On Tuesday, he issued his first “apostolic exhortation,” declaring a new enemy for the Catholic Church: modern capitalism. “Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world,” he wrote. “This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naive trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system.”

He couldn’t be much clearer. The pope has taken a firm political stance against right-leaning, pro-free market economic policies, and his condemnation appears to be largely pointed at Europe and the United States.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

I’ve got nothing against catholics or even the Pope for that matter, and I don’t think capitalism is perfect, but I will say that things are a lot better than when Catholicism ran the world.  

Time to rewatch the first two seasons in prep for season three. #sherlock

Time to rewatch the first two seasons in prep for season three. #sherlock

You know what tomorrow is? #doctorwho

You know what tomorrow is? #doctorwho

Reddit Is Livestreaming Black Friday Because Spectacle
Undoubtedly will be better than any reality TV. 

Reddit Is Livestreaming Black Friday Because Spectacle

Undoubtedly will be better than any reality TV. 

(Source: motherboardtv)

What Skateboarding Taught Me About Life.

Nothing hits harder than concrete. No matter what happens in life, nothing beats you unless you stop getting back up. And nothing feels better than finally landing a trick that you’ve failed at a hundred times before. 

Sometimes I just have to remind myself of that.