Today, San Francisco’s younger workers derive their job security not from any single employer but instead from a large network of weak ties that lasts from one company to the next. The density of cities favors this job-hopping behavior more than the relative isolation of suburbia. —
Kim-Mai Cutler on SF’s dilemma. (via zachklein)
I’ve travelled every way possible, and I’ve learned you need only two things (besides good health): some time and money.
Here is what I learned from 40 years of traveling: Of the two modes, it is far better to have more time than money.
When you have abundant time you can get closer to core of a place. You can hang around and see what really happens. You can meet a wider variety of people. You can slow down until the hour that the secret vault is opened. You have enough time to learn some new words, to understand what the real prices are, to wait out the weather, to get to that place that takes a week in a jeep.
Money is an attempt to buy time, but it rarely is able to buy any of the above. —
Kevin Kelly explores why more time is better than more money in a beautiful meditation on travel.
Complement with some advice on travel and life from Founding Father Benjamin Rush, then learn how to worry less about money and why time gets warped while we’re on vacation.
Lady and necklace.
The commute home.
Goat under a tree. [20.5989948, 93.1985503]
Currently in a black and white kind of mood. Gonna upload some leftover shots of our winter trip to Burma in the coming week.
Here, it was the tail end of day, almost sunset, and the light was giving it final burst before fading into twilight. Christen and I were dead tired from climbing all over the hills and temples for the day.. and we had just come down from a particularly intense trail where we had to dodge a lot of cattle, goat and human dung. Right as I was biking back to our lodging, I saw this kid drawing water from a makeshift well - how many trips where she carried this metal pot I’m not sure. Her energy put us to shame.
I snapped a couple of quick shots and prayed that the aperture was all right.
This picture I love the best.
You’re not a true startup unless you flirt with death every few months. — How Cheezburger Recovered From Their Hiring Blunder (via fastcompany)
"The nondescript meeting room in which Steve Jobs, Greg Christie, and others discussed the first iPhone prototypes."
It looks like they just put all the stuff on the table they wanted to jam into a single device. (via Ars Technica)