The Big Short book reads like a behind the scenes telling of the movie (Steve Carroll was awesome). It still seems too fantastic to be true. Lewis captured a kind of “fantastical” element in his retelling of… a financial story. So that’s pretty impressive. Below are my Kindle notes and highlights, exported with Bookcision.
When I was a kid, my dad told me the parable of the first physician to realize you should maybe mothers would not suffer quite so many horrifying deaths if doctors washed their hands between autopsies and childbirth. Unfortunately this doctor was an asshole, so everyone ignored him. He eventually went crazy from the stress […]
The Merge by Sam Altman The incorrect assumption here is that humans and technology were ever separate to begin with. Tech is an extension of human cognition and intelligence, not some external reality that is independent of humans. The only thing changing is the mode in which we interface with the tech.
“As the founder and only current employee of WorkFlowy, I’m just absolutely delighted by the company. The culture really fits me.” What it’s like to work at WorkFlowy
Haskell is just a DSL for category theory.
Instead of RTFM (Read The F***ing Manual) prefer the acronym DFTM (Don’t Fear The Manual). It’s nicer, and it has a theme song.
The adolescent stage of societies of control. The nascent stage. (Also, it’s so meta that Genius has Deleuze’s Postscript annotated. Not sure how to feel about this.)
David Mamet: Why I Am No Longer a ‘Brain-Dead Liberal’
There Never Was a Real Tulip Fever
Just own the damn robots.