Newsletter: “Have the monks stopped meditating? They all seem to be tweeting.”

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1. Why train travel in the US sucks

“Amtrak runs 300 train journeys per day while France’s state-owned SNCF operates 14,000 train journeys per day.”

2. Do audiobooks count as reading?

“If you take the question from the perspective of cognitive psychology — that is, the mental processes involved — there is no real difference between listening to a book and reading it. So, according to that understanding of the question: No, audiobooks are not cheating.”

3. How reggae and punk influenced each other and passed the torch to grime

“It’s obvious what punk got from reggae. They liked the anti-establishment vibe, they liked the musical reportage quality of the lyrics. What reggae got out of it was exposure.”

4. Rock climber Alex Honnold demonstrates how to dance with fear

“If you don’t have any fear to begin with, there’s a lot less to control.”

5. Lo and behold, it’s Werner Herzog talking about technology again

“Have the monks stopped meditating? They all seem to be tweeting.”

6. How to make up your mind and decide

“You don’t need more time, you just need to decide.”

7. Intrinsic vs extrinsic motivation

“Purpose is what gets you out of bed in the morning and into work without groaning and grumbling — something that you just can’t fake. “

8. Celebrating World Photo Day with a twist

“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.”

9. Uber takes ridesharing next level with self-driving cars

“In order to provide digital services in the physical world, we must build sophisticated logistics, artificial intelligence and robotics systems that serve and elevate humanity.”

10. A collection of chair design by famous architects

“Almost everyone I spoke to says that a chair is a way of demonstrating an architect’s credentials as a designer to a wider audience.” — Agata Toromanoff, art historian

New Music
1. Coco – Big Bou Yah
2. Iambenji – I AM
3. The frightnrs- Gotta Find a Way
4. Kevin Over – Ok Villa
5. Jazzatron – Josue Funk

Listen to Episode 99 | Tunes of the Week

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