Friday in Seattle. We arrived on Wednesday afternoon. From our hotel I took a cab into the center, where I stay at a small apartment above the Triple Door. It can be noisy, and sometimes I am woken up by trash containers being moved at 3AM, but it’s right where I want to be, within walking distance of good coffee and food and everything else. Like Yoshi’s in San Francisco the Triple Door is run very well, has great food and a very nice stage and sound system. What’s not to like!
Yesterday was a classic Seattle Summer’s day, cold and drizzly – I enjoyed it. I think my body would prefer this Seattle climate over 115º temperatures and sunshine.
I finished reading “At Home” by Bill Bryson yesterday. I have to admit, things are getting better, though never quickly enough for me… what a generalization that is, but go ahead and read the book and you’ll know what I mean! Entertaining and educating, a winning combination.
What a fine quote:
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Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts.
I find it interesting that the people who protest copyright enforcement the most are often people who make a living from speaking out against copyright enforcement… they travel around the world in style and are paid hefty sums for speaking/preaching on behalf of all things “open”, of “creative commons” and so on…
Mind you I haven’t yet studied this new initiative, called Big Brother in the above tweet, and will comment on it some other time.
And this had me baffled this morning…
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Me: “Open will eventually overtake Apple’s closed ecosystem” – Spanish newspaper headline: “Apple is dead – Ito”
What is the statement based on, except that person’s hope or desire? What a foolish statement to make in an interview. And then I started thinking about what “open” is supposed to mean. The art I enjoy the most, both music and painting, is art that was created by one person, in a room, by him/herself, not by committee, not by a group. And what is “open” in relation to Android and Google? Perhaps it is just a way to gain more eyeballs for advertising and personal data mining. You won’t find me on Google+ for that very reason. Google already knows enough about me, I think.